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UPDATED: DTE Says Power Will Be 'Back to Normal' Late Saturday

About 450 customers are currently without power in Northville.

If you're among the approximately 450 Northville area residents without power, expect to wait a while for the lights to come back.

"It looks like we won't be back to normal until late Saturday night," DTE spokeswoman Eileen Dixon said Thursday afternoon. "But, that's based on the premise we're not going to get any more bad weather."

210,000 customers in southeast Michigan were without power Thursday afternoon, an increase from 190,000 this morning due to storms that moved through the area, Dixon said.

"All of our crews are working 16-hour shifts and they're working around the clock," Dixon said.

"We've got more than 1,000 power lines down," in southeast Michigan, she said. "It's a big job ahead of us."

DTE has recalled 100 linemen who were sent to Ohio to help with repairs after storms there last week and expects to have a power restoration estimate later today.

According to the DTE website, a stretch of Northville Road starting just south of Six Mile and ending just north of Seven Mile was the most heavily affected.

In addition, smaller neighborhood outages are scattered throughout the community. 

Today's high is expected to hit 98, with a 30 percent chance that we'll see more thunderstorms. The National Weather Service expects the mercury to climb over 100 tomorrow and has issued an excessive heat warning through Friday at 9 p.m. With the high temperatures and humidity, the heat index is expected to rainge between 100 and 110.

The NWS warns that heat-related illnesses and dehydration are possible, and this week's consecutive hot days could intensify the effects of heat on those who are sensitive to it. 

EBC July 05, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Its many more then 450. Our entire subdivision of 460 homes was out.
Jessica Nunez July 06, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Thanks for the comment, EBC. Where do you live?
Don Cannistraro July 07, 2012 at 10:17 AM
DMC We were gone for a couple of days. Can I find out how long my power was out? Live in Cabage town section north of base line. Thanx

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