Traffic lights on Telegraph back on after power outage

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Dearborn — Power has been restored in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights after being out for nearly three-and-a-half hours due to repairs being done at a local substation.  

Several areas of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights lost power about 3:40 p.m. Friday, knocking out traffic lights and slowing traffic on Telegraph Road from Ford Road to Wilson Avenue, authorities said. Traffic lights also went out on Wilson from Telegraph to Outer Drive, Dearborn Fire Department dispatcher James Fitzgerald said.

Power was restored at 6:59 p.m., according to DTE Energy.

DTE Energy reported several power outages Friday, affecting large stretches of Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights

The power outages resulted from repairs being made to a transformer at a substation in Dearborn Heights, DTE Energy spokeswoman Beth Crick said.

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