Storm Leaves 65 Saline Residents Without Power

Saline's neighboring communities are more affected by Thursday's power outage.

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.

Tran Longmoore July 05, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Just received a note from Nancy at the library: "Hi Tran, Thanks for listing us as a cooling station. Yes, we are open, but experiencing intermittent outages. People using the computers should be aware that the computers may go out often and they should save any work they're doing. Also, the lights have been going out intermittently, so just be aware and not alarmed."
Tran Longmoore July 05, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Just received word from Pam Molascon that the senior center is closed today due to power outages
jen July 05, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Power back on (for now) at Saline A2 RD. and Crestwood.
Tran Longmoore July 05, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Thanks Jen
T. J. July 05, 2012 at 05:26 PM
We were out for a couple of hours near Colony and Lexington


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