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DTE crews were working in Detroit near Rosa Parks Boulevard and Church Street. Our linemen cut off old overhead wiring, known as arc wires, that are no longer in use today. The removal of this wiring, known as arc wires, reduces the chance of weather caused power outages. During heavy winds, arc wires can get tangled with DTE wires, creating disruptions in the circuit, as well as posing a public hazard. This maintenance work helps keep power flowing reliably and safely for nearby homes and businesses. 

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 for the short- and long term. 

Make sure to regularly check the Detroit – District 6 community page to learn more about what’s going on in your neighborhood. You can also follow DTE on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.