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Posted on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 7:29 a.m.

DTE power outage affects nearly 1,500 customers in Washtenaw County

By Cindy Heflin

Power was out for about 1,500 DTE Energy customers in northern Washtenaw County Tuesday morning.

The power went off about 6:30 a.m. and is expected to be restored by 9 a.m., said DTE Energy spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba. DTE officials had not determined the cause as of 7:30 Tuesday morning, he said.

The outage area straddles U.S. 23 in Northfield Township and affects a portion of Webster Township. It stretches south from the Whitmore Lake area to south of North Territorial Road, according to the utility's outage map.


The power outage is shown in yellow and purple on the map.

DTE map



Thu, Sep 13, 2012 : 1:52 a.m.

What storm did I miss? Must have made a lot of people late for work.


Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 3:32 p.m.

I "heard" that it may have been a large tree lying over primary lines.


Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 2:54 p.m.

Thank You DTE for having these Power Outages to save the planet! They really make a difference! Can these people also contribute to the "Green Energy" fund by paying extra on their bill also? It's to save the Planet?


Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 1:57 p.m.

What is going on with DTE? It seems to me that major power outages are now almost a dialy affair. I know that my home near I-94 ana Ann Arbor-Saline Roads has been incountering short term outages at least once a week for as long as I can remember. This isn't rocket science. Keeping the power on is a matter of regular & sustained maintenance. Government should be taking an active interest in fixing this problem.