‘It is a dangerous situation.’ DTE reports thousands of downed wires, gives update on restoration times

Posted at 6:40 PM, Aug 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-30 23:35:16-04

(WXYZ) — DTE Energy is reporting more than 232,000 customers are without power in Southeastern Michigan after Monday's round of storms moved through the area.

DTE gives update after severe storms leave 260K without power

As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, 232,985 customers were listed without power on DTE's website.

Chopper video shows damage in Richmond following Monday's storms

Photo gallery: Storm damage across metro Detroit

Trevor Lauer of DTE says they have 1,200 DTE crews working right now with 1,000 contract crews joining in the efforts today.

Lauer said their first order of business is keeping the public safe, and with more than 3,000 reported downed power lines, it is slowing down power restoration efforts.

DTE says they hope to have 80 percent of customers restored by the end of the day on Thursday and 95 percent by the end of the day on Friday.

Videos show widespread damage across metro Detroit due to severe weather

DTE says they will be adding restoration updates to the map as they become available. Check the outage map here.

Wild wind video from Shelby Township

The Novi Police Department also sent out a message Monday evening saying that the city of Novi is currently under a boil water advisory as of 8:30 p.m.

Commerce Township and Walled Lake are also under boil water advisories. A statement from the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner said, "A loss of pressure due to a temporary power outage at a Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) station has been identified as the reason for the boil water notice."

Remember, if you come across a down line, stay away from it and report it to DTE by calling 1-800-477-4747.