DTE crews were recently in Springfield to replace an old, weathered power pole that snapped at its base. The pole weakened from years of harsh weather conditions and decay caused by moisture... Weathering like this can even cause some poles to lean, as you can see here. 

We removed the old pole and installed the new one. The new pole, treated with a special coating to protect it from the elements, is stronger and more durable. 

Finally. the crew tested the new pole and determined it was working properly. This work helps ensure a reliable, safe power supply for the residents of Springfield. 

You may see more of our crews in the coming months as part of our accelerated electric reliability projects in your area, including more tree trimming and infrastructure updates. All these projects are underway to improve your service and reliability in the short and long term.   

Make sure to regularly check the Wayne County community page  to learn more about what is going on in your neighborhood. You can also follow DTE on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.