Some residents in Ferndale will experience a brief power outage on Tuesday, June 18, 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.Tuesday’s outage will affect the following two areas:
The first area is approximately defined as follows: The south side of Vester Road on the south, the CN RR Tracks on the west, an area slightly north of Lewiston on the north, and the west side of Hilton Road on the East. Work is scheduled to begin in this area at approximately 9:30 a.m. The interruption could last as long as four hours.
The second impacted area is approximately defined as follows: Slightly north of Lewiston on the south, the east side of Wolcott on the west, the south side of Woodward Heights on the north, and the west side of Hilton Road on the east. There is also a small section on the north side of Woodward Heights between Goodrich and Hilton Road that will be affected. Work is scheduled to begin in this entire second area at approximately 1:30 p.m. Again, the interruption could last as long as four hours.
In the event of inclement weather on Tuesday, June 18, this job will be postponed until Wednesday, June 19.
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