Power Outages

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, electricity poles and lines lie toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety grid is going unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who say they’re eager to make progress before the next hurricane. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
July 19, 2018 - 2:53 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S...
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July 17, 2018 - 1:09 pm
DTE said most power should be restored by the end of the day.
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(photo: WWJ/Ron Dewey)
May 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
DETROIT (WWJ) - About 75,000 DTE customers woke Sunday morning to sun but no power -- that's changing quickly according to the utility. As of Sunday afternoon DTE Energy reporting that they've restored power to roughly 255,000 customers -- leaving about 45,000 still waiting to get back on the grid...
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April 15, 2018 - 8:15 pm
DETROIT (WWJ) - An ice storm that hit metro Detroit is causing major power problems Sunday. It's an odd time of year for a freezing rain storm - but that's exactly what we're dealing with mid-April. The immediate effects include power outages, flooding and fallen power lines. About 280,000 people...
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