DTE: 1600 Troy customers remain without power

The Detroit News

Power has been restored to all but 1600 customers in Troy as of 8 a.m. Saturday said DTE officials. DTE expects those remaining customers to have their power back sometime Saturday morning.

DTE Energy has been working to restore power to thousands of customers in and around Troy after a fire at a substation Thursday caused the outage.

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 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.