Some residents in east Ferndale will experience a brief power outage on Wednesday, September 19, as DTE works to transition electrical customers to their new substation infrastructure, located at Nine Mile and Hilton.
The transition is part of a planned infrastructure upgrade that will provide area residents with access to an upgraded electrical system and more reliable power.
During the transitions, power will be turned off for customers for up to four hours. Changeovers are being scheduled by area/neighborhood. Wednesday’s outage will affect the following areas:
The east side of Woodward Avenue on the west, the north side of E Cambourne on the South, the west side of Gainsboro/Paxton on the east, and the south side of East Drayton on the north. There is also a pole on the east side of Gainsboro south of E Woodland and a pole on the south side of W Lewiston just west of Woodward that will be affected.
The rectangular area (marked in blue) approximately bounded by Woodward Avenue, E Cambourne, Paxton, and E Lewiston, plus the pole on the south side of W Lewiston just west of Woodward is set to have their power interrupted beginning at 9:30 a.m. and restored before 1:30 p.m. All other customers in the area described (marked in green) are scheduled to have their power interrupted beginning at 1:30 p.m. and restored before 5:30 p.m.
DTE reports that all affected electrical customers have received direct communication from the utility company about this planned work.If you have NOT received this communication, or if you have additional questions, please contact the City's Community and Economic Development Department at 248-546-2363.