Crews Work Through Night To Restore Power
March 10, 2017
Slowly but surely, crews with DTE Energy are restoring power to affected homes and businesses across the region, but it may be Sunday or later before everyone is hooked back up.
As of 10am, DTE says they have restored power to 400,000 customers, down from the peak of 800,000. The utility is aiming for 90 percent power restoration by Sunday. Officials say crews are working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power, including this team that was seen working at M-59 and Highlander Way in Howell. Crews from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, New York and Pennsylvania arrived in Michigan to help with the restoration effort. The weather caused more than 9,000 downed power lines.
Consumers Energy says they have less than 100,000 of their customers without power, down from 300,000 immediately after the storm.
Despite the steady improvement, the following schools canceled classes for Friday;
Brighton Area Schools
Cornerstone Christian School
FlexTech High School
Fowlerville Community Schools
Howell Public Schools
Kensington Woods Schools
Livingston Educational Service Agency
St. Joseph Catholic School
Bennett Recreation Center in Howell (No after school activities)
Meanwhile, anyone who needs a chance to get warm can access the warming centers that have been set up for use on Friday and Saturday in Livingston County;
1. Red Cross in Howell, 9am to 5pm, 1372 West Grand River, Howell
2. 2/42 Church Brighton, 7526 Grand River Ave, Brighton
For overnight sheltering needs, contact 211
For emergencies related to the power outage contact 911