At a press conference at DTE Energy Headquarters in downtown Detroit on Thursday, DTE Energy president Trevor Lauer shared details around the widespread power outage and the path toward restoration.
According to Lauer, 90% of DTE Energy customers will be restored to service by end of the day on Sunday, March 12.
Lauer said that restoration is “a moving target” and to “be patient” as this is the largest storm DTE Energy has dealt with in their history. 650 crews are coming from various states to join in the effort including Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York.
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The damage is far reaching. According to DTE Energy 30 of 764 substations are down, 630,000 in southeastern Michigan are without power and they’re dealing with between 4,000 and 5,000 downed wires.
If you’d like to see the progress of the restoration, we’ve animated a handy map here.