DTE Update February 26, 2023

Below is an update from DTE:

Thank you for your continued patience. Here is your 2/26 morning update. 

DTE's public safety and restoration crews have remained in the field and are making strong progress toward our goal of restoring power to each and every customer. Over 4,000 line workers and staff have supported our power restoration efforts, and other DTE employees made wellness checks on our most vulnerable customers, including seniors.

We continue to urge customers to exercise extreme caution when outside. Branches are still falling from trees, creating new downed wires. Please stay 25 feet away and do not cross caution tape. 

Field Crews Continue to Work Around the Clock

  • As of 7:30 a.m., we have restored power to more than 450,000 customers and are laser-focused on restoring the majority of customers impacted by the storm by the end of the day.
  • Yesterday we made significant progress restoring schools. Today, our focus is restoring power to the remaining K-12 schools, so classes resume on Monday.
  • DTE's outage map remains updated with restoration estimates for nearly all affected customers.

  • Today's weather forecast is sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. 
  • Inclement weather is expected for Monday and Tuesday, which could impact our restoration efforts.


• Report outages or down wires by calling 800-477-4747, visiting outage.dteenergy.com or using the DTE Energy mobile app. 

Downed power lines may be hidden by debris, so be careful as you head outside.

• Stay at least a bus length (25 feet) away from downed power lines and don’t touch anything they may be in contact with – always consider them live and dangerous.    

• Everyone should also heed the warning of yellow caution tape, which indicates there is a downed power line in the area. DO NOT CROSS YELLOW CAUTION TAPE.     

• Never use a portable generator inside a home or business. It emits carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors, so the fumes won’t come in.