DETROIT (FOX 2) - More than a quarter of a million people were knocked offline Monday night and into Tuesday morning. DTE says it has sent almost 1,900 crews out to restore power but it could still be several days for some homeowners.
Much of the outages were reserved for south I-69 and dispersed throughout the tri-county area.
DTE said it had "mobilized" 220 storm teams to "quickly" address the outages that sparked from the storms in a tweet Monday. Repairs were to begin once it was safe to do so.
DTE held a press conference at 2:30 p.m. to provide more information on the outage which they said was due to trees on private property.
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How to check DTE's outage map
DTE is tracking the outages with its outage map that updates as power outages are reported. Find the DTE Energy map here.
DTE services much of Southeast Michigan and tracks outages based throughout the area. On the company's page, it will enclose businesses and residents in different shades. Purple indicates 99 or fewer customers without power, green is 100-500, yellow is 501-1,500, orange is 1,501 to 2,500, and red is 2,501 or more.
On the outage map, you can search by address to see if there's an outage in your neighborhood. If you're experiencing an outage and it's not listed on DTE's site, you can report it by clicking ‘report outage’.