As of 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, DTE Energy has restored power to 225,000 of the 390,000 customers impacted by the ice storm that hit Southeast Michigan on Sunday.
Nearly 60 percent of our customers have been restored, and our team has mapped out a plan to restore the remaining 165,000 customers without power. Customers can use the DTE Energy mobile app, or visit dteenergy.com, to get a restoration estimate for their address.
Nearly 50 percent of schools that lost power in the ice storm were restored today. We expect to have most remaining schools restored by end of day tomorrow.
DTE had over 1,000 workers in the field helping to restore customers today, and an additional 400 workers from four other states – Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. An additional 200 workers are scheduled to join restoration efforts tomorrow morning.
Keeping our customers safe as we work to restore power during the ice storm is our number one priority. We are asking everyone in our community to check on their neighbors and loved ones – especially seniors and those with disabilities or medical needs. Those with medical needs can call United Way’s 2-1-1 crisis hotline to find local services.