13,000 DTE customers without power after storms

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

As the work week begins Monday, some 13,000 DTE Energy customers remain without power in Southeast Michigan, the utility announced. 

DTE officials say the outages are mostly in the northern suburbs of Metro Detroit, in areas such as Pontiac and White Lake. The plan is to have all power restored by the end of the day Monday.

Between 5:15 a.m. and 8 a.m., that number had already decreased by 2,000, from 15,000 to 13,000.

A DTE employee works on fixing wires.

At the peak of the outage, 23,000 were without power. 

Equipment failure also caused 2,900 customers to lose power in Almont. 

Affected areas also include Orchard Lake, Waterford Township, Lapeer, Oxford Township, Imlay City and Harper Woods. 

The power outages come after roughly 600,000 customers were left in the dark after severe storms beginning July 19 left many without power for six days.

If storms knock out power, stay at least 25 feet away from any downed power lines. Customers can go to the utility's online outage map, report an outage and sign up to receive power restoration updates at DTE Energy's Outage Map.

Use the DTE Energy app or call (800) 477-4747 to report an outage. 


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