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Posted on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 : 10:37 a.m.

1,300 DTE customers remain without power in Washtenaw County

By Julie Baker


Outage areas are shown in yellow, tan, green and purple on the map.

About 1,300 DTE Energy customers remained without power in Washtenaw County Sunday morning following high winds Saturday.

This was down from about 2,000 in the county that were without power as of 10 p.m. Saturday, spokesman John Austerberry said.

Austerberry said DTE has all available crews working to restore outages that affected about 3,000 Washtenaw County customers and about 52,000 in southeast Michigan at the height of the outage.

While at 10 p.m. Saturday DTE had outages down to about 21,000 total, more were reported today, slowing response times and bringing the total number of outages back up to 25,000.

"We do expect to get a vast majority restored today, but it is likely that there will be some work left to do tomorrow," Austerberry said.

Outages in Washtenaw County were scattered mainly to the north and west of Ann Arbor, according to the DTE Energy power outage map.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind advisory Saturday that was to remain in effect until 6 p.m. Winds up to 45 mph could occur, the NWS warned.

Forecasts today call for 10 to 15 mph winds, with highs around 54 to 58. Rain showers are expected until 2 p.m.

For updated conditions and forecasts any time, check's weather page.


Bob Bethune

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 2:57 p.m.

So, what do the map colors mean? Yellow, tan, green and purple. I don't see any yellow at all, and tan seems to be the background color. So what does green mean? and purple?


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 1:14 p.m.

The amount of outages that we have in this area is too high. Who monitors DTE and the reasons for outages? I see subcontractors trimming extensively in some areas, why the continued problems?


Sun, Oct 16, 2011 : 7:52 p.m.

either get DTE to fix it or call D Rob.he can light it up.