Saline residents escaped relatively unscathed after Thursday's power outage left 210,000 Michigan customers without power. At 1:13 p.m., there were 65 customers in Saline without power.
"It looks like we won't be back to normal until late Saturday night," DTE spokeswoman Eileen Dixon said Thursday afternoon. "But, that's based on the premise we're not going to get any more bad weather."
210,000 customers in southeast Michigan were without power Thursday afternoon, an increase from 190,000 this morning due to storms that moved through the area, Dixon said.
"All of our crews are working 16-hour shifts and they're working around the clock," Dixon said.
"We've got more than 1,000 power lines down," in southeast Michigan, she said. "It's a big job ahead of us."
Residents without power can visit the Saline District Library, an official Washtenaw County cooling station, to cool off. Despite several flickers, the library has maintained power.
That's not the case at the Saline Area Senior Center, which lost power and is closed for the day.
The National Weather Service has called off its excessive heat warning for today. Temperatures will still reach 94. Friday, the temperature is expected to hit 101.