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
Area outages affect residents off Ormond Road in White Lake, and along Williams Lake Road and Mead Lane. In Highland, there are small scattered outages off M-59.
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.: More than 400 residents in White Lake and Highland woke up to no power Tuesday morning. According to the DTE Energy outage map, there is no estimation on when any of the outages will be restored. Previous estimates no longer apply. If you need to stay warm today, you can visit your local libraries in Highland and White Lake. The libraries are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A wind advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook is in place through this evening for southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour or gusts of 45 mph are expected, the forecasting agency says. DTE said Monday …
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…