Washtenaw: Power Outage

Update: As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, power has been restored to all but about 1,000 DTE customers in Washtenaw County. The majority of customers will be back on line by late tonight, a DTE spokesman said. Meanwhile, classes were canceled Thursday at four Ann Arbor elementary schools: Dicken, Forsythe, Haisley and Wines. In addition, a band concert at Forsythe on Thursday night has been canceled.

As of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, about 11,000 DTE customers are without power in Washtenaw County, due to heavy winds, according to DTE spokesman John Austerberry. Given the weather forecast, it’s likely there will be additional outages throughout the night and well into Thursday, he said, adding that all available crews are out and will be working through the night. Customers can report outages online or by calling 800.477.4747. [PDF file of outage area refreshed every 30 minutes.]


  1. By Cosmonican
    December 10, 2009 at 8:57 am | permalink

    Forsythe is a middle school, not elementary.

  2. By Rod Johnson
    December 10, 2009 at 11:05 am | permalink

    That zip code outage map isn’t too useful. A Zip+4 map might be cool.

  3. By Mary Morgan
    December 10, 2009 at 11:29 am | permalink

    Re. [1]: Yes, Forsythe is a middle school. I’ve changed the reference.

    Re. [2]: I agree that it would be far better to have a more detailed map. I’ll pass along your suggestion to the folks at DTE.

  4. By Rod Johnson
    December 10, 2009 at 5:03 pm | permalink

    (Just to be clear, I wasn’t complaining, just wishing.)