Thursday, April 18, 2013
DTE reports roughly 2,100 customers in White Lake and Highland lost power Thursday afternoon.
More than 2,100 White Lake and Highland area residents are without power this afternoon follow a storm and high winds. According to a DTE Energy outage map, residents lost power just after 2 p.m. Thursday. Affected areas include a large portion of both White Lake and Highland Townships, mostly north of M-59; and along Milford Road. Currently, there is no estimate on when power will be restored. Storms are expected to continue in the area through Thursday night.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ask for ID, double check and, when in doubt, call the police.
A Dearborn resident came home on Feb. 2 to find three people in his yard, claiming to be DTE workers. When he said he didn't believe them and was calling the police, they ran off. Similarly, in the White Lake-Highland area, residents have reported in the past that "pushy" solicitors have showed up at their doors, promising to save them money on gas bills. Do you know how to be sure that you're not being scammed by a fake utility worker? Patch checked in with DTE Energy to get some helpful tips to avoid dangerous situations with scam artists impersonating utility workers—a felony crime. Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims by following these tips:
Monday, February 11, 2013
No major power outages have been reported in White Lake or Highland as of Monday morning, according to DTE Energy.
The passage of a cold front through southern Michigan will bring strong southwest winds to the region Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the region—including White Lake and Highland—from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday. Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, ranging from 25 miles per hour to as high as 50 miles per hour in the afternoon and early evening. The good news is that the winds won't be bitterly cold, thanks to an above-average high temperature of 45 degrees Monday. There is a slight chance of snow showers throughout the day. The NWS cautions that the high winds could cause downed branches, leading to power outages. There were no major outages reported in the White Lake or Highland…
Monday, January 28, 2013
A large portion of homes to the south of M-59 along Milford Road and Hickory Ridge in Highland lost power early Monday morning.
More than 2,500 DTE Energy customers in Highland and Milford lost power at 9:45 a.m. Monday morning. The outages were likely caused by the wintry mix of freezing rain and snow that hit the area Sunday night and early Monday morning. According to DTE, there is no estimate on when power will be restored to the area. There are several outages in Oakland County, including a large number in Waterford. If you need to keep warm today, the pools and fitness centers at Lakeland and Milford are open. The libraries in White Lake and Highland are also open. If you are using a generator to keep the house warm, follow these safety tips from Consumer Energy Center: Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage. Don't connect your generator …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
DTE reports roughly 92,000 customers woke up without power and repairs are under way.
High winds whipped through Oakland County and majority of southeast Michigan overnight, causing some widespread power outages. DTE reports nearly 92,000 customers awoke without power Sunday morning, the majority clustered in southern Oakland County and around Ann Arbor, according to the DTE Outage map. The White Lake Highland area appears to be largely unaffected, the map shows. However, more than 80 customers are without power in Highland, and more than 200 customers are without power in White Lake. The winds peaked between 50-60 mph at around 3 a.m. and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory until 8 a.m. They have since subsided. DTE estimates power will be restored by Wednesday, Jan. 23. DTE crews are out making …
Monday, October 29, 2012
A spokesman for DTE Energy said they haven't seen any major outages thus far, but are staying prepared.
As high winds pick up in southeast Michigan due to the reach of Hurricane Sandy, so will the likelihood for power outages and other wind-related issues. More: What will Hurricane Sandy mean for Michigan weather this week? The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Monday morning for all of southern Michigan, including Midland, Bay, Lenawee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and could cause hazardous situations—including power outages, downed tree branches, and difficulty driving, especially on east-west roads. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Storms blowing through White Lake and Highland knock out DTE service for more than 5,000 residents.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Update 2:30 p.m.: More than 5,000 White Lake and Highland residents are still without power Thursday afternoon, and DTE says a fix may not come until later into the weekend. "It looks like we won't be back to normal until late Saturday night," DTE spokeswoman Eileen Dixon said Thursday afternoon. "But, that's based on the premise we're not going to get any more bad weather." 210,000 customers in southeast Michigan were without power Thursday afternoon, an increase from 190,000 this morning due to storms that moved through the area, Dixon said. "All of our crews are working 16-hour shifts and they're working around the clock," Dixon said. "We've got more than 1,000 power lines down," in southeast Michigan, she said. "It's a big job ahead of…
Monday, July 18, 2011
White Lake Police are reporting downed wires and trees across the township. A small portion of residents are without power.
There are still people without power in White Lake. If you are without power or air-conditioning there are areas in the township you can go to get out of the heat including the White Lake Library and the Dublin Community Center. Lakeland High School's pool also has open swim hours each day posted here. The power outages are as follows: Oakland County is expected to endure its worst combination of heat and humidity to hit southeast Michigan in more than 15 years, according to the National Weather Service. The area is under a heat advisory and an air quality alert for the entire region as heat indexes are expected to be in the 90s on Tuesday — a slight drop from Monday — but exceed 100 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday. The heat index is a …