Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Can't blame the weather for an outage affecting neighborhoods between Farmington and Orchard Lake Roads.
As strong winds blew through Oakland County Wednesday evening, more than 1,200 DTE Energy customers in Farmington Hills lost power. But a DTE spokesperson said the outage doesn't appear to be weather-related. According to the company's Outage Center, 1,027 customers in a large area between Farmington and Orchard Lake Roads and south of 11 Mile Road have been without power since 6:39 p.m. DTE spokesperson Erica Donerson said workers believe a failed cable is to blame for the area-wide outage. "It doesn't appear to be weather-related," she said Wednesday evening. "The exact cause is unclear as to why the cable failed." Donerson said crews hope to have power restored sometime Wednesday night, but they are also dealing with widely scattered…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
More than 70,000 metro Detroiters are without power.
Hundreds of Farmington and Farmington Hills residents were left without power Thursday afternoon, in the wake of a severe spring storm. The largest area of affected DTE Energy customers is between 11 Mile and 12 Mile Roads in Farmington Hills, from west of Orchard Lake Road to just east of Drake Road. A Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch Facebook fan notes that traffic lights are out in the area of M-5/Grand River and Halsted, and Suburban Ice Farmington Hills in the 10 Mile and Haggerty area informed their Facebook fans of a power outage around mid-afternoon. More than 70,000 DTE customers, mostly in Oakland and Washtenaw counties, were without power Thursday afternoon. View DTE's outage map at dteenergy.com.
Friday, February 22, 2013
More than 1,200 DTE customers in Farmington Hills lost power Friday morning.
UPDATE: Power was restored in an area south of I-696 shortly before 10 a.m. Friday. DTE Energy crews worked in the I-696 and Middlebelt area of Farmington Hills following a Friday morning power outage that affected more than 1,200 local customers, as well as more than 570 in Southfield. The outage, which began shortly after 7 a.m., left Mercy High School and the City of Farmington Hills Costick Activities Center closed Friday morning. It stretches south of I-696 almost to 10 Mile Road, and from a few blocks west of Middlebelt to Inkster. "We know there's an open circuit breaker out there that's caused the power outage," DTE spokesperson Len Singer said, adding the cause of the open breaker was not immediately known. Singer didn't have a …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Ask for ID, double check and, when in doubt, call the police.
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:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Road Commission for Oakland County notes the repair will likely cause rush hour delays.
The Road Commission for Oakland County reports that DTE Energy has closed the outside lane of east 12 Mile Road, just west of Drake Road, in Farmington Hills. The lane will be closed while crews make an emergency power line repair. The work is expected to be completed by midnight, but is likely to cause traffic delays during rush hour this evening. To find out where delays are occurring, check Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch's real-time traffic map.
Friday, December 21, 2012
According to the DTE Energy website, 148 customers in the school's neighborhood are without power.
Students at Beechview Elementary are getting an extra day of winter vacation, as the school was closed Friday morning. Farmington Public Schools spokesperson Diane Bauman said the building has only partial power and no heat. DTE Energy's outage map shows 148 customers in that area have been without power since 6:38 a.m. The outage affects an area north of 11 Mile, west of Greythorne Trail and east of La Muera. Repair of the area outage is expected between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. This is Beechview's second power outage this year; the school was closed Oct. 30 after high winds knocked out power for thousands of residents in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Learn how a home energy audit can help you decide which home improvements will save the most energy and money.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Farmington Hills Commission for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, in partnership with Ecotelligent Homes, DTE Energy, and the City of Farmington, will host a free Home Energy Audit Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Longacre House located at 24705 Farmington Road. A home energy audit is a great tool to assess your home’s energy efficiency and figure out which improvements will save you the most energy and money. Participants will also learn about money that is available through utility rebate programs from Consumers Energy and DTE. Home energy audits can: Pinpoint where your house is losing energy Determine the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems Show you ways to use less energy Identify …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
High winds blowing through the area took out power for thousands of DTE customers Monday night.
Students at Beechview Elementary School have an unexpected day off Tuesday, thanks to the effects of Superstorm Sandy. High winds knocked out power for thousands of DTE customers in Farmington and Farmington Hills Monday night, including 148 in and around the school's neighborhood on Westmeath Ct. More than 600 customers in Farmington Hills remain without power Monday.
Monday, October 29, 2012
DTE estimates power will be restored between Tuesday and Wednesday.
UPDATE: By 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, DTE reported that power has been restored for the 2,769 customers in northwest Farmington Hills and has revised restoration estimates for others New outages were also reported: There are also small clusters of outages scattered throughout the city, and an outage that starts in the Franklin Hills Country Club area (13 Mile and Inkster) affects 630 customers, including some in Farmington Hills. With high winds blowing through the area, nearly 3,000 DTE customers in Farmington Hills lost power late Monday night. The lights went off at around 9:15 p.m. for 140 DTE customers in the Middlebelt and 13 Mile area, due to an auto-protection device. The devices are attached to power lines and act as a circuit breaker, …
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 …