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Canton Township Public Safety Department
Sunday April 15th, 2018 :: 04:44 p.m. EDT


310,000 DTE Customers Impacted by Ice Storm

Storm update - 310,000 customers impacted
More than 310,000 of our electric customers have been impacted by an ice storm that hit Southeast Michigan early Sunday. Additional outages are expected as winds and freezing rain continue throughout the evening.
DTE has restored power to more than 30,000 customers since the start of the storm, and our crews will continue to work around the clock to safely restore all customers.
Additional info and safety tips:
• The dangerous road conditions and ongoing weather could prolong outages for some customers.
• The weight of the ice coupled with the wind has caused many wires to come down. We have over 1,000 wires down, in the City of Detroit and throughout Wayne County. We have crews out securing these wires with yellow safety tape to ensure public safety. Please do not cross the yellow tape.
• Be very cautious when outside. If you see a downed wire, stay at least 20 feet away. Do not walk over or drive over it in your car. Assume that it is live and stay away.
• If you're using a generator, please make sure it is outside of your home and away from windows and ventilation to avoid the buildup of carbon monoxide in your home.
• We have over 1,000 employees working on this storm and have requested additional assistance from other electric companies through mutual aid.
• We expect to have restoration estimates this evening, and will keep you updated on our progress.
DTE is experiencing some technical difficulties with their outage maps via their web page; however, up to date outage information can be accessed via the DTE energy application via your mobile device.

Canton Township Public Safety Department
1150 South Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-394-5400

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