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Power Outage Causes Downed Traffic Signals, Early Day for Dearborn High Students

Fewer than 1,000 DTE Energy customers lost power Thursday morning, but one of those buildings was Dearborn High School.

A power outage Thursday morning caused Dearborn Public Schools to release students early.

Wayne County workers repairing nearby streetlights at Outer Drive and Cherry Hill said power went out around 9:30 a.m., according to their equipment. Students were released an hour later and were not called back, although power was restored to the school around 11 a.m.

DTE Energy Media Representative Alejandro Bodipo-Memba said that fewer than 1,000 customers lost power, and that the causes were still unknown as of Thursday morning. The power outage affected many homes near Military and Outer Drive, as well as several streetlights and Dearborn High.

"We have a tree-trimming crew and overhead crew out," Bodipo-Memba said, adding that most homes and lights in the area had been restored by 11 a.m., although some people still remained without power.

Those remaining customers can expect to see power restored this afternoon, he said.

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