Power Outage In Detroit Expected To Last Overnight

There is an equipment issue at a substation.

WWJ News
October 21, 2019 - 6:51 pm

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Thousands of people in Detroit will be left in the dark until Tuesday morning.

A DTE Energy spokesperson tells WWJ about 4,000 customers around Wayne State University and the Woodbridge neighborhood lost power due to a major equipment problem at a substation around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The outage -- roughly bounded by I-94 to the north, I-75 to the south, 16th Street to the west and 2nd Avenue to the east -- is expected to be corrected by 9 a.m. Tuesday. The utility did not disclose the nature of the issue at the substation.

The outage happened roughly around the same time that more than 8,500 DTE customers experienced an outage in Clinton Township and Sterling Heights. The outage was caused by wind damage as storms moved through metro Detroit earlier in the day. Officials initially said that outage was expected to last until 9 p.m., but it has since been corrected.

Check the DTE outage map for the latest updates from the utility.

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