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Last week, a semi-truck accidentally got caught on some power lines while driving through an apartment complex in Southfield, resulting in downed power lines and a broken utility pole.

A DTE overhead crew came out and de-energized the downed lines to make the area safe for the public and safe for them to begin working on repairs. Once the area was secure, the crew replaced the pole and restrung the power lines to restore power to nearby residents. Thankfully, no one was hurt during the accident or repairs.

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 Southfield 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.