Barton Drive closed near Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor after wires go down
Note: The headline on this story has been changed after DTE officials reported there was no power outage in Ann Arbor Wednesday.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department reported a power outage in the area of Barton Drive and Plymouth Road after wires went down Wednesday evening, but DTE Energy officials said no customers were without power.
Ann Arbor fire Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said some of the wires burned through a cross member on an electrical pole in the area. He reported there was a major power outage in the area.
However, at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy officials reported there was no outage in the area.
DTE Energy spokesman Alejando Bodipo-Memba said the incident may have bumped power from people in the area but there was no massive outage.
“There was an incident that may have momentarily bumped some folks’ power,” he said. “But, there’s no massive or sustained outage in that area.”
Ann Arbor police confirmed Barton Drive was closed at the railroad tracks that are northwest of the Plymouth Road intersection.
Vogel said DTE Energy crews were arriving at the scene at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to work on the issue.