Power outage affects more than 2,500 on Ann Arbor's West Side
Editor's Note: At 6:40 p.m., DTE Spokesman Scott Simons said power has been restored to all customers in Ann Arbor. The cause of the downed power lines is still under investigation.
This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
Power outages affecting more than 2,500 DTE Energy customers hit the west side of Ann Arbor late Monday morning.
According to the DTE online outage map, power is expected to be restored to the affected areas no later than 4:39 p.m. Monday. The cause for all of the outages displayed on the map is "area outage."
DTE spokeswoman Erica Donerson said that crews were on the way to the area about 12:10 p.m. but that the cause of the outage had not yet been determined.
"They're not exactly sure what the problem is yet, but they are hoping to have power restored by about 4:30 p.m. at the latest," she said.
Update at 2:10 p.m.: DTE spokeswoman Erica Donerson said crews have identified multiple downed wires as the cause of the outages. She said DTE is still unsure how the wires were damaged but that the company hopes to have power restored by 4 p.m. to affected customers.
Donerson added that while the outage map appears to indicate nearly 3,500 customers without power, DTE has only been able to confirm that 800 have lost power Monday.
Update at 4:40 p.m.: Donerson said the restoration estimate has been pushed back to approximately 6 p.m. for those without power on the west side of Ann Arbor. She said that the online outage map has been experiencing problems and that approximately 800-900 DTE customers are without power.
Screengrab DTE Power Outage Map
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