Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Heavy rain has caused traffic problems on the Southfield Freeway, as well as problems for residents.
UPDATED NOV. 29, 11 P.M.: Nearly all outages in Dearborn have been repaired, according to DTE Energy. However, at least one resident came home to an unpleasant site in their driveway. Windy Weber, who owns Stormy Records with her husband Carl Hultgren, told Dearborn Patch that a large pine tree fell on their property on Elmdale Street due to high winds this afternoon, narrowly missing their house. "I left for work at 2 p.m., and by 2:45 the tree was down!" Weber said. "If our van was still in the drive, it would have been crushed. We do have a piece of gutter that was pulled down and needs to be replaced, but otherwise we are fine, and our dogs are fine, and the house luckily escaped any serious damage." UPDATED NOV. 29, 1:38 P.M.: DTE …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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 Dearborn High 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…
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Heavy storms cause outages sporadically across southeast Michigan–but DTE is unsure if all of Dearborn's outages are related to weather.
Update, 3 p.m. Sunday: Power to many of Dearborn's homes and businesses was restored faster than expected. By Sunday afternoon, outages were down to around 1,000 total across the city. Across the Detroit Edison service area, 103,000 customers remained without service as of Sunday afternoon, DTE reported. That number was down from a high of 117,000 Saturday night. DTE Energy reminds residents that they should still report any outages or downed power lines by calling 800-477-4747. Outages can also be reported online here. --------------------------- Heavy thunderstorms Saturday that swept through much of southeast Michigan left thousands of DTE customers without power. In Dearborn, more than 4,000 homes and businesses were without power as …
Monday, July 18, 2011
During one of the hottest weeks of the year so far, DTE is reporting an outage with an unknown restoration time.
A power outage is affecting a large portion of east Dearborn Monday afternoon, according to DTE Energy. An outage map shows a loss of power to more than 3,000 homes and businesses between Tireman Avenue and Ford Road, extending several blocks east and west of Miller Road. The outage began around 2 p.m. Monday, with an expected restoration of power by 9:30 p.m. Monday night, according to DTE representative Scott Simons. Simons said that the outage was possibly due to malfunctioning equipment. The outage comes just one week after thousands of west Dearborn residents lost power due to the storm that wreaked havoc last Monday. It also comes during one of the hottest weeks of 2011 to date, with heat indexes expected to hit 100 by midweek. …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
DTE Energy expects that power will be restored to all homes by Wednesday night.
Update: According to DTE Energy, power was restored to nearly all affected Dearborn homes by Wednesday afternoon. Area outages in west Dearborn have affected more than 2,400 DTE Energy customers in the city Tuesday, mainly in residential homes. Outages are widespread in the area west of Telegraph Road between Ford Road and Michigan Avenue, as well as a small section east of Telegraph and north of Michigan Avenue, according to DTE's outage map. Outages were reported starting around 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. DTE representatives said power was expected to be back on in most homes by 9-11 p.m. Wednesday. The extended outages and delay in restoration is due to the large number of homes left without power after Saturday's storms, which has caused …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Severe thunderstorms Saturday night brought hail, rain and high winds through much of Wayne County.
Severe thunderstorms that swept through Wayne County on Saturday evening brought pea-sized hail, torrential rain, lightening and damaging winds to Dearborn. The storms caused power outages throughout various parts of the city, as well as downed trees and flooded roads–the worst of which was on Greenfield Road. DTE Energy reported outages for hundreds of customers near Oakwood Road and Rotunda Drive, just east of Telegraph Road on the west end, and west of Greenfield Road between Ford Road and Michigan Avenue. Fairlane Town Center and the Dearborn police station also lost power. The station reported, however, that it was running off of a generator. Multiple traffic intersections also lost power. Police reported at 11:30 p.m. that officers …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
DTE Energy said they cannot confirm a specific time that power will come back on.
Wednesday night and early Thursday morning storms and high winds have caused power outages in Dearborn's southwest corner, along with parts of bordering Dearborn Heights. Nearly 4,000 DTE Energy customers are affected by the outages, the majority of them being in Dearborn Heights. The outage areas stretch from Telegraph Road to Monroe Street, and from Notre Dame to I-94. DTE representative Scott Simons said there have been thousands of outages reported throughout the region, as is common during storm season. Simons said DTE cannot predict how long outages will take to repair, but they are working on the problem. DTE's outage map says that the projected restoration will take place by Friday afternoon.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Equipment trouble caused the outage at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Power was restored by Thursday morning.
UPDATE: Power to the area was restored during the early morning hours of Thursday. Trouble with underground equipment has left 476 DTE Energy customers–some residents, as well as nearby businesses and office buildings–without power Wednesday, according to DTE Energy. DTE's outage map shows that power went out in the area around 4 p.m. Power is expected to be restored by 11 p.m. Wednesday. The outage is affecting homes and businesses on Greenfield Road and Rotunda, Springwells Street, Lake Village Boulevard, Lindenwood Drive, Commerce Drive, Century Drive, Mercantile Drive and connecting cul de sacs. Dearborn resident Cheryl Kohs reported on Facebook that a nearby office building where she works on Greenfield and Rotunda lost power this …