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Nearly 2,000 in Grosse Pointes Without Power

Most of those who lost power due to heavy storms on Fourth of July have been restored but shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, nearly 1,200 in Grosse Pointe Woods lost power.

Nearly 2,000 different DTE customers in the Grosse Pointes are without power late Friday as compared to those .

Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, nearly 1,200 customers--mostly residential but also some businesses along Mack Avenue--lost power in . Meanwhile, 322 in the Woods and into are without power that was lost about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The reported via Facebook early in the day that is was without power and it is among the 322 on the DTE outage map.

Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Officers have blocked off the intersection of Mack and Vernier with yellow police tape, making it into a roundabout in which motorists have to drive to the nearest u-turn lane to manuever through the intersection.

The and the City of Grosse Pointe without power Thursday have been restored. An estimated restoration time for the neighborhoods north and east of the Mack and Vernier intersection is between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

There is not yet a restoration estimate for the area in Grosse Pointe Shores. The outage map also shows that scattered outages throughout all of the Grosse Pointes and surrounding area remain.

The neighborhood in the Woods is , however this is the first major outage since last year when .

A review of the work on the units serving those residents and businesses . DTE crews worked to complete those and to do additional upgrades during the remainder of last summer and earlier this year.

The outage comes on a day in which the National Weather Service has an excessive heat warning in effect in additon to a hazardous weather outlook related to the repeatedly high tempteratures and high heat indices. Additionally, the lack of much temperature drop at night adds to the dangerous weather conditions.

A coldfront is expected to move into the area Saturday and thunderstorms are expected but nothing severe, according to the hazardous weather outlook.

A DTE spokesman Len Singer told Patch Friday abou that as of 4:15 p.m.:

  • Approximately 75,000 customers in southeast Michigan are still without power.
  • Starting with Tuesday's storms, 325,000 have lost power.
  • "So, we've restored 250,000 of those 325,000."
  • "Ninety percent who've been affected will have power restored tonight. The majority of the remainder will be restored by Saturday night."
  • However, Singer warned, there likely will be some individual exceptions.
  • "Oakland County was probably the hardest hit of the areas we serve."
  • 35,000 customers are without power in Oakland County.

Leslie Ellis of Patch contributed to this story.

Mark Van Osdol July 07, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Add GP Farms to the list, lost power about 10pm tonight. No storm, no wind but the power goes out. DTE is absolutely awful, utterly incompetent at everything but stealing money.
Tommy July 07, 2012 at 10:09 AM
DTE Needs to step up and be accountable. Heads need to roll at DTE for all the incompetents. In the private sector individual heads of companies are fired and a new CEO is hired to replace the good old boy regime and new teams are hired to restore credibility to an organization. DTE is run by a bunch of incompetents and we have no options to fire them or vote them out. Totally disgusting.
Bob Carr July 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Kind of makes you wonder how all those new streetlights will work without electricity (assuming they get installed before snowfall).
Valerie Moran July 08, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Half of Tonnancour Road is still without power since last Wednesday. Everyday they tell us it will be another day. Most of people without power lost it before us and are already restored. Because we are 19 we are low priority so they can't be bothered. What's wrong with this picture?

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