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.
Monday, February 25, 2013
More than 5,000 without power on Monday night, according to reports.
Reports of a wide-spread power outage in southern West Bloomfield clouded the DTE Energy Outage Map on Monday night. The area outage was reported at 7:12 p.m. for approximately 5,750 DTE Energy customers, mostly in the high-density areas between Walnut Lake Road and 14 Mile Road to the north and south, and Orchard Lake Road west to Drake Road. Additionally, a large portion of customers north of Maple Road, just west of Middlebelt Road are without power, according to the map. A portion of Farmington Hills is affected in the outage, near 14 Mile and Drake roads. The estimated time of restoration is between 10 p.m. Monday night and 12 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the map. The cause of the outage is unclear. Patch has reached out to DTE …
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, 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.
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 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
More than 2,000 homes and businesses in the north half of the city are in the dark this morning.
The lights went out between 2:45 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. for DTE customers in Farmington Hills neighborhoods between Inkster and Farmington Roads, north of 12 Mile. According to DTE's website, the area outage affects a stretch along either side of Northwestern Hwy., from Inkster to 14 Mile, and on either side of Orchard Lake from north of 12 Mile to 14 Mile. It hit more than 2,000 customers in areas that stretch into West Bloomfield and Franklin. DTE expects to have customers west of Orchard Lake back online by 7:30 a.m.; those along Northwestern, by 10 a.m.; and the rest, by 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
DTE Energy expects to have the area outage, which also affects Livonia, repaired between 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Friday.
UPDATE: Farmington Public Safety (FPS), via its Facebook page, reports the cause of a Thursday night power outage that affected thousands of residents in Farmington and Farmington Hills was apparently a downed primary power line in the area of Freedom and Hillview Ct. FPS reports Farmington Hills Fire and Detroit Edison are on scene. The lights snapped off just before 11 p.m. Thursday for more than 10,000 DTE Energy customers in Farmington, Farmington Hills and Livonia. DTE Energy's web site refers to the problem as an "area outage" and shows swaths of homes and businesses without power from Farmington Road west to Halsted, extending west of Halsted north of 10 Mile, and east of Farmington from Nine Mile to Seven Mile. Traffic lights are …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The power went out in the Northwestern area around 4:55 p.m. and about 90 minutes later for a larger cluster between Orchard Lake and Drake Roads.
UPDATE: Another 1,905 DTE customers lost power at around 6:20 p.m. today, adding to a DTE Energy report of 487 customers without power on either side of Northwestern Highway in Farmington Hills. The company's website shows that the Northwestern outage stretches between Inkster and Orchard Lake, in a roughly rectangular area. The company reports that power will be restored sometime between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. today. The larger cluster is located between Orchard Lake and Drake Roads, from I-696 to about a half-mile north of 13 Mile. DTE estimates restoration of power there between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The power company expects to have the lights back on by noon on Monday.
An auto-protection device is being blamed for a power outage that left 751 DTE Energy customers in the dark Sunday night. According to the power company's website, the area affected stretches along either side of Farmington Road, from 12 Mile to just north of 13 Mile. A Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch reader noted on Facebook that traffic lights are out in that area. The power went out at around 7 p.m.; DTE expects restoration by noon on Monday.