DTE says 90 precent of customers should be restored by 11:30 p.m. Tuesday
By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Hundreds of Huron Township residents are still without power Tuesday morning following the devastating ice storm that hit Sunday morning which brought areas of southeast Michigan to a screeching halt.
The DTE outage map shows hundreds of customers, especially on the west side of I-275, are still without power.
DTE estimates that all customers should have power resorted by 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
“Being without power is frustrating and we apologize for the inconvenience. We expect that 90 percent of our customers will have power restored by end of day Tuesday,” DTE said in a statement.
“We will have over 1,000 workers in the field helping to restore customers today, along with an expected 600 workers from five other states – Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.”
Some localized outages may take longer to restore, with some estimates on the outage map citing Wednesday or Thursday for restoration.
Miller Elementary in New Boston was closed both Monday and Tuesday due to the outage.
Many areas of the township remain without power.
“We’ve been without since Sunday morning at 5:30. Our estimate is 11:30 tomorrow night. We have a generator and three heaters going. And we are layering,” said Huron resident Dana Ferguson, who responded to a Facebook post about how she and her family are staying warm during the outage.
Huron resident Paula Banas responded on Facebook and said that “Sumpter and Willow (are still without power) but I work at Dollar General and Blue Sky and both are still with out power,” she said. “Blue Sky is open running on generators.”
DTE said as of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, they have restored power to more than 245,000 customers in southeast Michigan impacted by the ice storm.
The storm, according to DTE, impacted a total of 390,000 customers in the region.
Customers can use the DTE Energy mobile app, or visit dteenergy.com, to get a restoration estimate for their address.
This article has been updated