Updated: Downed wires leave 2,700 DTE customers without power in Scio Township
Update: Power had been restored in some areas by 9:10 p.m. but about 1,600 customers remained without power shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday. The outage area straddles Interstate 94 west of Zeeb Road in Scio Township. DTE representatives said earlier that they were not expecting full restoration until about midnight.
Power lines brought down by broken tree limbs left 2,700 without power and stalled traffic on Jackson Avenue near Zeeb Road in Scio Township starting around 5 p.m. Thursday.
"We have a crew on the scene and they have identified two sections of wire down," said John Austerberry of DTE Energy.
As of 6 p.m., Austerberry didn't yet have an estimate of when power would be restored.
Scio Township Fire Chief Carl Ferch said the traffic light at Jackson and Zeeb was out, which was backing up traffic. The wires came down in the 6100 block of Park Road, Ferch said.
Check back for more information as it becomes available.
Courtesy of DTE Energy