Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ask for ID, double check and, when in doubt, call the police.
A Metro Dretroit resident came home on Feb. 2 to find three people in his yard, claiming to be DTE workers. When he said he didn't believe them and was calling the police, they ran off. Similarly, last October, several elderly residents were robbed by men claiming to be from the water department. Do you know how to be sure that you're not being scammed by a fake utility worker? Patch checked in with DTE Energy to get some helpful tips to avoid dangerous situations with scam artists impersonating utility workers—a felony crime. Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims by following these tips:
Monday, January 28, 2013
Approximately 1,000 residents in Chesterfield Township do not have power, according to the DTE Energy website.
Approximately 1,000 residents in Chesterfield Township are without power Monday morning, according to the DTE Energy website. DTE reports that 355 customers are without power in an area between 23 Mile Road and Jefferson and east of Interstate 94. Power is expected to be restored by 10 a.m., according to the website. Another 485 customers are without power in an area north of 23 Mile and west of Salt River Golf Course. DTE reports that another area, this one north of 23 Mile and just east of I-94, has left approximately 142 customers without power. Power is expected to be restored between 10 a.m.-noon. Snow and icy conditions have closed schools across Macomb County, including Anchor Bay Schools, L’Anse Creuse and New Haven.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Strong thunderstorms that could bring wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, hail up to 1 inch in diameter and localized flooding are possible Thursday afternoon and evening in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
The National Weather Service has declared a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. The agency predicts a high of 85 degrees with an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday; thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon, into the evening and overnight. Follow us on Facebook Sign up for our Newsletter "These storms may become severe during the afternoon and evening," according to the forecasting agency. "The biggest threat from these storms will be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and hail to one inch in diameter. "In addition, very heavy rainfall may accompany these storms, which could lead to localized flooding," the NWS said. "... The thunderstorms will be …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Storms knocked out the lights Saturday night for more than 2,000 DTE Energy customers.
The lights were back on early Sunday evening for most Chesterfield Township households that lost power the previous night. More than 2,300 customers lost power Saturday night due to weather conditions. Many of those affected by the storm outages had no power overnight and well into Sunday morning and afternoon, according to DTE. Earlier Sunday afternoon, the DTE outage map projected restoration between 9:30-11:30 p.m. that night. The power returned sooner though--with all but approximately 10 customers without electricity by 4 p.m.
Roughly 2,300 DTE Energy customers should see their lights back on between 9:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the utility company.
An area power outage affected about 2,300 DTE Energy customers this weekend in the Chesterfield Township area. Lights are expected to go back on between 9:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday for most of the households that lost power, according to the utility company's outage map. Many of those customers have been without electricity since Saturday evening. The DTE map cited the problem as an "area outage" Sunday afternoon. DTE did not immediately respond to calls seeking more information on the power outage. The part of the community that experienced the outage spanned mainly from 23 Mile past 26 Mile between Gratiot and County Line. Check back with Patch for more updates as they become available.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Hundreds of DTE Energy customers were without power Monday in Chesterfield Township when a transformer blew, according to fire officials.
Hundreds of DTE Energy customers lost power Monday in Chesterfield when a transformer blew, Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau said. The incident caused at least 500 outages around 11 a.m. in the 24 Mile and I-94 area. Power was expected to be restored by early evening, according to the DTE Outage Map. Some area businesses were affected as well. Panera Bread patrons found the restaurant closed Monday afternoon with a sign on the door, stating the business partially lost power. This is one of multiple outages in recent weeks in the township. A previous, wide-ranging one was caused by a transformer while another was due to storms.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
For the second time in a week, Chesterfield Township residents lost power Saturday night.
More than 1,000 DTE Energy customers who lost power for several hours Saturday night during a thunderstorm were well-versed in the electricity-losing drill. That's because power went out two days before when a transformer prompted widespread outages in the township Thursday night. As the Saturday night storm rolled in, the lights went out around 9 p.m. in more than 1,300 households in Chesterfield Township. By Sunday morning, a handful of customers were still without power and could expect it to be restored Monday, according to Scott Simons, DTE spokesman. The utility company's outage map citing more people were out of power Sunday had not been updated at press time, Simons said. Unlike Thursday, this outage pertained to the storm and not …
Friday, July 22, 2011
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
DTE Energy recommends customers only use their air conditioners for 78 degree temperatures and higher if they want optimum energy savings.
As the temperatures outside creep ever closer to triple digits, the numbers on our thermostats tend to increase, too. Macomb Patch recently asked readers on Facebook to share their thermostat settings. Settings generally stayed in the 70-80 degree range, with the average coming out at 75 degrees. However, DTE Energy recommends customers only use their air conditioners for 78 degree temperatures and higher if they want optimum energy savings. In summer, home cooling typically accounts for up to half a customer's energy costs, according to DTE Energy. So to keep those costs as low as possible, while at the same time keeping cool in the summer heat, here are a few tips from DTE Energy: To find the best setting to save the most energy and …
Monday, July 4, 2011
A total of about 4,000 DTE Energy customers lost power during the Saturday night storm, but 258 of those households did not have power restored by Monday morning.
More than 200 DTE Energy customers in Chesterfield and New Baltimore were still without power Monday morning, according to the electric company. DTE spokesman Len Singer said crews working around the clock are expected to be in the area again on the holiday to restore power to most of those affected households. However, some isolated pockets may not get their lights back on until Tuesday. A total of 4,000 DTE customers in the Chesterfield Township area lost power during the Saturday night thunderstorm, with many seeing it restored immediately after, Singer said. By Monday morning, 258 customers--many of whom are in the Jefferson and Cotton area--did not have power. Most of them, however, can expect to see their lights come back on by …