DTE makes repairs to substation, impacting Redford Twp.

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

DTE Energy Co. customers in Redford Township should have power restored early Wednesday afternoon after emergency repairs at a substation caused rotating power outages.

Fewer than 2,000 customers remain in the rotation to lose power for up to two hours, said Vanessa Waters, a spokeswoman for DTE. All customers should have powered restored by 1 or 2 p.m.

The outages originally affected around 4,000 customers, Waters said.

"These are intentional outages," she said. "We're going to rotate those customers, a portion at a time."

Waters said the outages are necessary to make emergency repairs to a substation in Redford Township that began experiencing problems Tuesday night, causing up to 10,000 customers to lose power in Redford Township, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.

"All but 300 of those outages were restored by this morning but then to make the repairs we had to start the rotation," she said

Waters said she did not know the nature of the substation problem.

Customers who may be affected should have received a courtesy call from DTE, Waters said.

"We have been communicating with these customers to keep them informed," she said.

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