Wednesday’s Michigan ice storm hit southern areas of the state and resulted in power outages from the Ohio border to the tip of the Thumb. As of 5:00 am Thursday (2/23) DTE Energy reported a total of 382,528 customers affected by power outages while Consumers Energy is reporting 192,930 customers out in Michigan.
Power outage maps provided by DTE Energy and Consumers Energy show outage areas across the state. DTE’s status as of Thursday morning indicated that ice and winds have caused outages in Southeast Michigan. DTE Energy has activated its storm response team. This will bring in 1,500 line workers. This is coupled with more than 400 out-of-state crews to assist with restoration efforts.
As of 5am Thursday DTE reported having 430 crews working the outages.
Consumers Energy Outages
As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Consumers Energy reported that 89.9% of its customers had power. They are reporting 3,015 outage areas affecting 190,841 customers. Consumers have 75 crews dispatched to restore power.
Hazardous Weather Continues
The National Weather Service is forecasting light freezing rain is possible this morning followed by gusty westerly winds of 35 to 40 mph this evening into tonight. Ice accumulations will be minor at around a glaze.
Related Power Outages In Michigan Reading
Power Outage Checklist With DTE Energy Outage Map & CMS Energy Outage Map – A recent report by the US Government points to the potential of record-setting heat along with high precipitation across much of the United States and Canada in the coming years. This has many wondering about the viability of our DTE Energy and Consumers Power grids. We have created this DTE Energy Outage map and CMS Energy outage map information as a resource.