An “in like a lion” March 1 snowstorm dumped several inches of heavy, wet snow across southeast Michigan and knocked out power for hundreds of Farmington area residents.
The lights went out for more than 1,500 DTE customers between 5:30 p.m and 10:45 p.m. The largest pockets are south of 13 Mile Road between Farmington and Orchard Lake Roads, north and south of Grand River east of Farmington Road, east of Larkspur and north of Meadowlark, and north of Eight Mile Road between Halsted and I-275. By Friday morning, an area east of Middlebelt between Grand River and Eight Mile Road, along with numerous neighborhood outages, had been added to the list.
According to the DTE Energy website, most of the outages are related to wind damage. In most cases, power restoration is expected by 11:30 p.m. on March 2.
The power company reports more than 15,000 customers without power because of the storm.