After two rounds of severe thunderstorms this weekend knocked out electricity to over 800,000 across Michigan, some won't see their power restored until sometime Wednesday, service personnel say late Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon, about 350,000 DTE customers remain without electricity, mainly in the Southeast Michigan area. At some point after the Friday night and Saturday's storms, nearly 600,000 DTE customers lost power.
Consumer energy had around 67,000 homes and businesses still without electricity this evening, compared to the 220,000 of the customers that were hit in total.
Storms pack gusts up 70 to 80 mph in some areas knocked down trees and power lines across the Lower Peninsula, from Holland to Detroit and many cities in between. An 80 mph microburst blew the roof of a home in Ottawa County, southwest of Grand Rapids.
Dangerous storm conditions forced the evacuation of thousands from the Faster Horses music festival in Brooklyn and injured a person at the Ann Arbors art fair. 19659002] The storms drove heavily in some areas, and closed dozens of roads in the central part of the state.
DTE officials called the many storms one of the worst events her crew has ever dealt with.
"We understand that being without power is frustrating," said DTE staff late Sunday. "More than 1100 crews are currently working around the clock to restore power. To help increase efforts, we have more than 450 additional workers who will help our crews from as far away as Georgia and New York.
expect to restore 80% of our customers by the end of the day on Monday, our goal is to have 90% of customers restored by the end of the day Tuesday and rest rested by the end of the day Wednesday.
"We update the estimates in our system , and customers should check the exit map for new information on restoration times. "[FridayDecember192009] DTE says it has received reports of more than 2,000 downward wires.
" We urge the public to be cautious about any downwashed wire. Look out for knowing what's down and assuming any fallen line is enabled and at least 20 feet away. "
Consumer Energy said "It hopes to get the rest of its outbreaks fixed by Tuesday." "Over 1700 consumers of energy workers and entrepreneurs are working to restore power, and more crews from tools in Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky are contributing to the effort," said the tool on Sunday evening. .
Great Lakes Energy had fewer than 350 outbreaks again tonight.
To see Consumer Energy restoration times, check the outlet center here.
Great Lakes Energy customers can check out the withdrawal center here.