Monday, May 13, 2013
Motorists could be delayed near Kerby and Beaupre as utility crews repair underground lines. The roadways will not be closed completely but lane restrictions are possible from May 13 to May 31.
Lane restrictions on Kerby Road and Beaupre Avenue are possible from now through May 31, 2013, as utility crews work to make repairs to underground lines in the area, according to an alert from Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety. The work is being completed by DTE and Corby Energy utility employees. Neither roadway will be closed completely during the work but traffic could be impacted, according to the alert. There will be construction holes during the work, which will be fenced off so as not to be accessible by the public. Work is scheduled to happen between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and Farms police will be monitoring the area, heavily during school hours, according to the alert.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The City of Grosse Pointe will be the recipient of a $1,000 grant to plant trees from a combined group involving DNR and DTE.
The City of Grosse Pointe is one of 34 communities and organizations in Michigan to receive a grant to plant trees from the U.S. Department of Natural Resources and DTE Energy Foundation Tree-Planting Program. The grants range in price from $1,000 to $3,000 and total more than $73,000. The money will go to a variety of communities thorughout the state. Grosse Pointe will receive $1,000, according to a press release. The program is in its sixteenth year and is intended to improve quality of life within communities by planting trees, according to the press release. Additionally, this helps combat the declining amount of tree canopies in cities across the country, according to the release.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The power was restored to the neighborhood in Grosse Pointe Woods where downed power lines caught fire Tuesday.
Power for residents along Brys Drive in Grosse Pointe Woods was restored late Tuesday following downed lines that caused the outage shortly after 3 p.m. The Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety sent out a community alert after the power was restored about 10 p.m. DTE crews were called to the scene to make repairs. What caused the lines to come down is not clear.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A portion of each Ridge Road in Grosse Pointe Farms and Brys Drive in Grosse Pointe Woods are closed due to downed power lines. DTE crews are working to repair both problems.
Two roads in the Grosse Pointes are closed as DTE crews perform repairs on downed power lines Tuesday afternoon. The first closure is Ridge Road between McMillan and Muir roads, which is expected to be closed for several hours following a car crash into a utility pole. Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety sent a community alert about the closure earlier this afternoon. The road will be reopened after the repairs are complete. The second closure is from the 1600 to 1700 block of Brys Drive in Grosse Pointe Woods. Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety sent out a community alert shortly after 3 p.m. alerting residents that downed power lines are responsible for a power outage in the area. DTE is also working to repair the…
Monday, March 25, 2013
DTE is planning to begin tree trimming the first week of April in the neighborhood plagued by outages as one measure to help reduce power outages.
Beginning in the first week of April, DTE has contracted tree trimming services with Davey Tree Company as one initiative officials believe will help reduce the number of outages. Additionally, DTE is investing $1 million into the Grosse Pointe area, according to information shared with Grosse Pointe Woods City Administrator Al Fincham. Residents in the neighborhood surrounded by Mack, Brys, Vernier and Marter are expected to receive a letter from DTE alerting them of the upcoming tree trimming. The trimming calls for trees to be reduced to create a 10-foot clearance between the trees and any DTE equipment, according to Fincham. Trimmimg will continue throughout the Woods until the whole city is finished but the neighborhood plagued by …
Friday, February 1, 2013
DTE will begin work next week on a street lighting update project in Grosse Pointe Park. Crews will also be working in the City of Grosse Pointe and Grosse Pointe Farms later in the year.
Nearly 500 old street lights will be replaced in Grosse Pointe Park beginning next week as part of an improvment plan by DTE. The project is part of a larger improvement plan for the Park, the City and the Farms. The circuit to the lights will be shut off for approximately 30 to 40 days and signs will be posted in the area as well as on residential doors alerting passersby of the work, according to a DTE press release. The update will convert the current lighting from a 'series' set up to high-pressure mercury sodium vapor, which ultimately will allow the streetlights to not be impacted by one another. Currently, if one street light goes dark because of a problem, the whole series goes dark. In the update, the remainder of the street …
Monday, January 28, 2013
More than 700 DTE customers in the City of Grosse Pointe are without power this morning. The estimated restoration is between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
An area outage in the City of Grosse Pointe has approximately 705 DTE customers without power this morning, including sections of the Village. According to the outage map, 672 customers were out earlier in the morning but the number has grown to 705. The area includes from Mack Avenue almost to St. Paul between University and Cadieux Road. According to at least one Facebook post this morning, some businesses in the Village are without power from about St. Clair Street to Neff Road. The estimated restoration time is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to the DTE outage map.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ferry Elementary School is closed for the day for students and staff after a power outage in Grosse Pointe Woods on Thursday morning.
SEPT 20, 9:42 A.M. DTE rews have restored power to the affected portions of Grosse Pointe Woods, according to a Nixle alert. SEPT. 20, 7:51 A.M. According to a Nixle report at 7:11 a.m. this morning, there is currently a power outage which was caused by a transformer in the rear yard of 720 Hampton. DTE has been notified. The affected areas are the north side of Hampton from 720 to the east city limits and all of Roslyn from Marter to east city limits, including Ferry school and the south side of S. Brys. Ferry Elementary School is closed today for students and staff due to a power outage. NOTE: This story was updated at 9:42 a.m. Sept. 20.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in Grosse Pointe Woods involving officials from DTE, Grosse Pointe Woods and the state's Public Service Commission concerning the lack of consistent service to certain areas.
Grosse Pointe Woods residents are invited and encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday at the Community Center during which DTE officials will explain what caused a weekend long power outage to the neighborhood plagued by such power failures for years. DTE officials are also expected to explain their plan to address the problem to ensure reliable, consistent service. The meeting is one of the promises DTE officials made to residents and council in mid-July during a council meeting in which residents and business owners shared their dissatisfaction about their service. The information is to address specifically the neighborhood northeast of the Mack and Vernier intersection, which serves about 1,200 DTE customers. Wednesday's meeting, which…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A DTE crew trimming a tree led to the power outage in Grosse Pointe Woods today. DTE officials contacted Grosse Pointe Woods shortly after 3 p.m. to say the power would be restored within an hour.
The 1,200 DTE customers without power in Grosse Pointe Woods northeast of Mack and Vernier are expected to regain power within the hour, according to a Nixle alert sent by the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety shortly after 3 p.m. Dozens of crews were spotted working along Goethe near Brys, Roslyn and Hampton following the area outage. According to the Nixle alert, DTE officials said during tree trimming in the 1700 block of Hampton a downed branch also caused a downed wire--ultimately causing the area outage for the neighborhood long plagued by outages. The outage came after some residents report hearing a loud boom in the area. It also comes as city officials are awaiting a date from DTE about a community meeting to explain…