UPDATED: Power Still Off? Head Over to the West Bloomfield JCC
Water and ice provide temporary relief for residents; 35,000 customers without power in Oakland County at height of storm outages.
DTE Energy spokesperson Len Singer said Friday afternoon that the end is in sight for the majority of customers without power.
"Ninety percent who've been affected will have power restored tonight," he said. "The majority of the remainder will be restored by Saturday night."
However, Singer warned, there likely will be some individual exceptions. He noted Oakland County was "probably the hardest hit of the areas we serve", with 35,000 customers offline at the height of the power outage.
The number of Greater West Bloomfield area residents without power has dropped significantly since yesterday's high of more than 5,000. Those still without power can find water, ice, and relief from heat at several different areas of town.
According to DTE Energy's website, these neighborhoods are still offline as of 11 p.m. Friday:
- 42 customers in the Keego Harbor zip code 48320
- 1,056 in the West Bloomfield zip code 48322
- 339 in the West Bloomfield zip code 48323
- 204 in the West Bloomfield zip code 48324
- 1 in the West Bloomfield zip code 48325
Some restoration times have yet to be estimated, most are expected to be back on Saturday night.
Here are public buildings where you can temporarily escape the heat:
- West Bloomfield Fire Station 5 will offer water and ice for 24 hours from Thursday night, at 8 p.m. to Sunday. Fire Station 5 is at 5425 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield.
- West Bloomfield Fire Station 1 will offer water and ice and is open 24 hours, starting at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Fire Station 1 is at at 4601 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield.
- The Jewish Community Center will offer a cooling station, water, and ice from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The JCC is at 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield.