More than 40,000 Michigan Customers Still Without Electricity

August 16, 2021, 7:57 AM

(Photo: DTE Energy)

Crews continue to work Monday to repair electrical lines for  more than 41,000 Michigan customers who remained without power due to harsh weather that ripped through the state last week.

DTE reported Monday morning that 40,312 customers remained without service, while Consumer Engery had 912.

"We understand how frustrating it is to be without power, and we will continue to work non-stop until every customer is restored. While most outages caused by last week’s storms – around 95 percent – have been resolved, we are still deploying 3,000 workers in 16-hour shifts throughout our communities to safely restore power to all as quickly as possible," DTE says in a statement.

Consumer Energy also issues a statement:

"Consumers Energy has restored electric service to over 85 percent of customers who saw powerful storms knock out power this week. More than 2,000 lineworkers, some from as far away as New York and Missouri, will continue to work 16-hour shifts to finish restoring power to all 370,000 homes and businesses that lost power since Tuesday night. Restoration work could be required on Monday in some of the hardest hit areas that are still clearing up downed wires, fallen trees, and broken poles, and that work will continue 24/7 until all customers are restored."


DTE users without power for more than 120 hours (five days) can apply for a $25 credit.


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