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.
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 4, 2012
According to the district website, a power outage has closed Grosse Pointe South on the first day of school.
The first day of school will be Wednesday rather than today for Grosse Pointe South students after a power line broke early Tuesday. The closure is listed on the homepage of Grosse Pointe Public Schools website. Information sent to teachers 25 classrooms are without power and the hallways are dark as well. Only employees are to report today. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
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…
The same neighborhood northeast of Mack Avenue and Vernier Road is out of power and the estimated restoration is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to DTE's outage map.
Approximately 1,200 DTE customers in Grosse Pointe Woods are without power following what one resident described as a loud boom earlier this afternoon. The DTE outage map shows the estimated restoration to be between 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The outage is in the neighborhood that has been plagued with power problems for years. Earlier this summer, the neighborhood was without power for a weekend during one of the heat waves. The outage spurred residents and business owners to share their unhappiness with Grosse Pointe Woods council. The council requested informational follow-up meetings for the community that will allow residents to have details about what happened with the weekend outage. Mayor Robert Novitke said late last week that …
Grosse Pointe Woods City Administrator Al Fincham said Wednesday that he questions why one downed power line was enough to bring down the entire grid north and east of Mack and Vernier. It is among the many questions he's posing to DTE.
Grosse Pointe Woods City Administrator Al Fincham said his phone began ringing within minutes of the power outage northeast of Mack and Vernier Wednesday. He immediately touched base with DTE's regional reprentative. News of the power outage arrived to DTE officials as they were meeting about an upcoming meeting planned for residents, business owners and city officials to provide information about what happened earlier this summer when the area--plagued for years by lengthy outages--lost power for a weekend during dangeroulsy high temperatures, Fincham said. DTE officials were responsive and in regular contact with Grosse Pointe Woods officials Wednesday, Fincham said, while awaiting the return call to say power had been restored. That …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Grosse Pointe Woods public safety officers are hand-delivering letters to residents northeast of Mack and Vernier early Sunday alerting them of failed repairs by DTE and no estimation on the return of power.
The 1,197 DTE customers in Grosse Pointe Woods without power since late Friday remain in the dark despite DTE efforts to repair the power grid. The DTE Outage Map shows there are another 277 new outages northwest of Mack and Oxford along with the 377 in Grosse Pointe Shores--the last of which had been restored as of late Saturday but is now out again. Grosse Pointe Woods public safety officers are hand-delivering a letter early Sunday alerting residents of the most recent news from DTE and the city. According to the letter, DTE workers replaced a burned out cable at the Mack and Anita transformer but power has still not returned and the power grid is continually "tripping and blowing fuses." The Public Safety Department has increased …
Friday, July 6, 2012
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 who lost it following the Fourth of July storms earlier this week. Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, nearly 1,200 customers--mostly residential but also some businesses along Mack Avenue--lost power in Grosse Pointe Woods. Meanwhile, 322 in the Woods and into Grosse Pointe Shores are without power that was lost about 5:30 p.m. Friday. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club 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 …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Flickering power outages plaguing residents and businesses in Grosse Pointe Woods Sunday is the result of a problem with a circuit breaker and underground cable.
DTE crews temporarily fixed a problem at one of the Grosse Pointe Woods substations Sunday and began work today on a permanent fix after residents and businesses experienced scattered power outages Sunday. A substation at Mack Avenue and Vernier Road had a problem with a circuit breaker and an underground cable, which crews identified Sunday, Woods City Councilwoman Vicki Granger said. They worked to put in a temporary fix Sunday but told officials both had to be replaced for a permanent fix, she said. Those mainly affected are between Harper and Mack Avenues from Beaufait Street to Oxford Road, Granger said. DTE crews were planning to return Monday to begin digging up the area where the underground cable is to replace it, she said, noting…