Friday, April 5, 2013
DTE reports 50 customers are without power, while Oakland County Sheriffs Office reports road to be closed until about 6:30 p.m.
About 50 DTE customers in the Rochester Hills area are without power Friday after a downed power line in the area of M-59 and Rochester Road, according to Randi Berris, a DTE representative. Berris said DTE crews currently are trying to isolate the problem in order to fix the line, but does not have a timetable for when service might be restored. A DTE outage map shows isolated outages in the area. Berris did not say what caused the downed line, but noted at 2:40 p.m. it had happened "within the hour." The Oakland County Sheriffs Office said M-59 is closed in both directions at Rochester Road in Rochester Hills. The Rochester Road overpass is also closed. The Sheriffs Office advises that vehicles using M-59 can exit at Rochester Road …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The power was expected to be restored Tuesday night, according to DTE.
High winds Monday were responsible for pockets of power outages throughout northern Oakland County. According to a DTE Energy power outage map, more than 350 customers in Rochester Hills and Oakland Township lost power Monday night; the power was expected to be restored Tuesday night. Here's a look at the outages; check back with Patch for updates about the wind and the power outages. DTE has released around 100 contract line crews to assist with expected major outages on the east coast as Hurricane Sandy hits. However, DTE's own crews will be staying in Michigan. "We have not sent any of our own crews because we want to see what happens with the weather here," spokesman John Austerberry told Patch. Dearborn Patch editor Jessica Carreras …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Workers clearing away trees from power lines near Bloomer Park found evidence of beavers keeping busy in the area.
Did the beavers turn out the lights? A Rochester city official said this week that beavers living along the Clinton River on the city border are likely to blame for some recent power outages in the area. But don't rush to blame the river-dwelling mammals just yet: They're just trying to get by. Deputy City Manager Nik Banda said DTE-contracted crews working this week to clear tree limbs away from power lines have found evidence that beavers chewing cottonwood trees were likely responsible for downed lines. The work is happening near the Clinton River Trail off Letica Drive, on the edge of Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills. It's near JHP Pharmaceuticals, which has reported several power outages in the past year. Banda went out to the area to…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Rochester City Council is holding a special meeting tonight, and the new meters are on the agenda.
The installation of "smart" meters in Rochester has raised questions, and until they get answers, city leaders are asking DTE to hold off. In a letter to Michael Palchesko, regional manager for DTE Energy Company, Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino writes: "I respectfully request that DTE suspend the installation" of the new meters in the city until a DTE representative can address some of the issues raised by residents in the city. The meters are on the agenda of a special 5 p.m. City Council meeting today. Smart meters measure and record electricity and natural gas usage using digital technology instead of the traditional gears and dials. The technology involves the use of radio frequency waves to transmit data to DTE; this …