By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 — 9:45 AM EST, Updated 10:30 AM
An ice storm glazed the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning, causing a major headache for residents everywhere.
The ice covered nearly every surface, especially tree branches.
Nearly 500,000 DTE customers are without power as of Thursday morning due to the storm.
DTE says they estimate that 95% of customers will be restored by Sunday.
DTE said: “Ice storms moved through Michigan overnight and extreme weather continues to affect our service territory. The trees and branches that fell due to the ice storms damaged our power lines and caused outages. Our Storm Response Teams, along with lineworkers from neighboring states, will continue to work around the clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.Please be safe and remember to stay at least 25 feet from any downed power lines — assume they are live and dangerous. Report any outage or downed line by clicking Report an Outage above.”
School districts across the region have also closed for classes today.
Huron School District closed Thursday due to icy conditions