Thursday, April 18, 2013
More than 70,000 metro Detroiters are without power.
More than 700 West Bloomfield residents have been left without power Thursday afternoon, in the wake of a severe spring storm. You can report your power outage and get an estimate of when it will be returned by checking online or by calling 800.477.4747. More than 70,000 DTE customers, mostly in Oakland and Washtenaw counties, were without power Thursday afternoon. View DTE's outage map at dteenergy.com.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hundreds of homes near Farmington Road and Maple are without power Wednesday morning, DTE says, after heavy snow fell overnight.
More than 300 households in West Bloomfield are waking up Wednesday without power, according to the latest reports from DTE Energy. At least 300 DTE Energy customers are without power west of Farmington Road and north of Maple Wednesday morning, according to the DTE Outage Map. The outage is due to "problem with underground equipment," DTE says, with restoration times expected between 9:30-11:30 p.m. Wednesday. West Bloomfield is also waking up Wednesday with a winter weather advisory after several inches of wet, heavy snow fell overnight — closing West Bloomfield Schools as well as several area private schools. According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow can bring down tree branches and weigh down power lines, resulting in …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Four days after storms knocked out power for thousands, some are still waiting to keep cool.
After a heat wave last week saw high temperatures climb above three digits, Greater West Bloomfield residents who have been without power that long might be glad to know the week's forecast calls for cooler conditions. The number of area residents without power dropped to 100 on Sunday night since the high of more than 5,000 Thursday, when storms knocked out power for over 35,000 in Oakland County. Likewise, DTE Energy spokesperson Len Singer said Friday afternoon that most in Oakland County had been restored. As of Sunday, those local customers without electricity since Thursday include a group of 14 on Bloomfield Glens Road and a group of 61 on Shaun Road. There was no indicator of an estimated restoration time. According to the National…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Here's a safety primer for the many West Bloomfield-area households without electricity trying to bear the heatwave.
With thousands of West Bloomfield residents turning to electricity generators amid this prolonged power outage and searing heat, Patch thought it would be wise to share the following tips furnished by the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross recommends using a generator that is rated for the amount of power anticipated to meet a household's needs. The primary hazards to avoid with a generator are carbon monoxide poisoning, electricution and fire, the Red Cross states. Every year, injuries and death from those dangers can be avoided by following the directions supplied by the generator's manufacturer, and to make sure the unit is ventilated outdoors. Portable generators should never be used indoors, as windows and open doorways will…
Local residents will have to look elsewhere for electricity generators during the extended heatwave and prolonged power failure.
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Saturday, July 7, 2012
James Ison knew Thursday that he was in for a few long days. Once he felt the storms blow through early in the morning and heard about the widespread power outages, the assistant manager at the Bloomfield Township Lowe's anticipated his staff would be getting a lot of calls. Early on, the demand was mostly from residents or landscaping contractors in need of chainsaws, chippers, and other yard tools people need to deal with the dozens of trees authorities said were downed by high winds. But as searing temperatures started to rise as the day moved on, the focus turned to the store's air conditioners and power generators. By noon, Ison said all the store's AC units were gone and just five generators remained. And those didn't last long. "…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Public buildings in West Bloomfield offer a break from the heat for those without power or air conditioning.
With the National Weather Service predicting day-time temperatures in West Bloomfield as high as 100 over the next few days, thousands without power or air conditioning in West Bloomfield can take a temporary break from the heat in public buildings. Here's where you can go to cool off: DTE Energy expects restoration efforts to the 5,312 affected number of households in West Bloomfield and the Tri City area that West Bloomfield provides fire services will continue into the weekend, with some locations not expected to have their power back on until late Sunday night.
Public buildings in Farmington and Farmington Hills offer a break from the heat for those without power or air conditioning.
UPDATE: The City of Farmington Hills reports the splash pad in Heritage Park is closed, due to the power outage. With the National Weather Service predicting day-time temperatures as high as 101 over the next few days, thousands without power or air conditioning in Farmington and Farmington Hills can take a temporary break from the heat in public buildings. Here's where you can go to cool off: Particularly during these extreme conditions, the City of Farmington Hills reminds all residents to take a few basic heat-related precautions: Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids. Make sure your pets have access to plenty of fresh water. Reduce your intake of caffeinated beverages. Avoid strenuous outdoor work. Wear lightweight clothing. Pace …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The lights went out around 8 a.m. and restoration is expected around noon.
Residents in Farmington Hills, Franklin and West Bloomfield have been in the dark since around 8 a.m. today, as the result of an area power outage that affects 1,542 DTE Energy customers. The DTE Energy website shows the outage stretches from just south of Walnut Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield to Olde Franklin Dr. in Farmington Hills, and from just west of Inkster to an area between Orchard Lake and Middlebelt Roads. DTE Energy spokesperson Len Singer said this morning that crews are working to isolate the cause of the outage. Power is expected to be restored around noon, but could be back on sooner they're able to pinpoint the problem.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Input your ZIP code to see the areas without power in West Bloomfield.
High winds knocked out power throughout large portions of Metro Detroit Friday night and into Saturday. In West Bloomfield, 2,244 DTE customers were without power as of 3:15 p.m. in the 48322 and 48323 ZIP codes. Thie biggest outage stretches south of Walnut Lake Road all the way past 14 Mile Road, with Farmington Road on the east and Drake Road to the west. In the biggest outage, in which 1,212 DTE customers are impacted, DTE estimates the power will be restored between 9-11 p.m. Saturday, according to the DTE Outage Map. To see where the outages are in West Bloomfield and in surrounding areas, enter you ZIP code into the above map.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Departing buses at Gretchko and Scotch Elementary Schools delayed on the first day of school.
Gretchko and Scotch Elementary Schools were without electric power on the last half of the school day and a portion of township homes had their power knocked out around 2 p.m. today. West Bloomfield School District public relations coordinator Pam Zajac said that buses at both schools may have been delayed about a half hour, although classes were not canceled on the first day of school. Meanwhile, 2,595 customers in an area stretching from Pontiac Trail on the south to Greer Road on the north, east of Haggerty Road and west of Orchard Lake, were without power, according to the DTE Energy online outages map. The map predicted that the power is expected to be restored between 9-11 p.m. The buses were delayed due to a dark traffic light, …