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Most power expected to be restored Friday to Troy area

The Detroit News

DTE Energy continued working to restore power Friday night to thousands of customers in and around Troy after a fire at a substation Thursday.

The blaze initially left 10,000 clients without power, but crews were able to restore electricity to about 6,000 by rerouting power lines through Friday afternoon.

Large clusters of outages remained in Troy and Clawson on Friday evening, according to the DTE Energy website. But most of those were expected to be restored by 10 p.m., spokesman Scott Simons said.

The outage prompted a number of city facilities to close Friday, including Troy City Hall, community center, library and aquatic center. The 52-4 District Court also was closed but the Troy police, fire and department of public works remained open.

The Police Department doubled staffing to address power outage-related issues and provided extra patrols to areas without power. Water and ice were being distributed to residents at the department Friday; DTE provided two ice trucks and 3,000 cases of water for distribution, city officials said.

Police reported no significant increase in calls to the department since the power outage.

The city used generators to restore traffic control signals at all major intersections.

Troy established a non-emergency hotline for residents seeking information about the outage: (248) 524-3300.