Thousands lose power in Farmington Hills

After heavy rains blew through the area Tuesday evening, more than 3,500 DTE Energy customers along the I-696 corridor found themselves without power.

DTE Outage 71619

The company’s outage map showed more than 2,200 east of I-696/I-275 lost power at 6:45 p.m. due to an equipment failure. DTE expects to finish restoration overnight.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

The lights went out around 10:15 p.m. for another 1,300 between Orchard Lake and Inkster Roads north of I-696. As of 11:15 p.m., crews were still investigating the cause, and restoration estimates ranged from 1:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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