Update: Power Restored for Most in Ferndale
An area outage on Monday morning affecting 790 customers was caused by equipment failure, a DTE spokesman said.
Update 2:45 p.m.: The number of customers without power in Ferndale is down to 32 as of this afternoon, according to a DTE power outage map.
The area outage had previously affected 790 customers.
Scott Simons, a spokesman for DTE Energy, said the outage was caused by "equipment failure."
"This is the first [larger] outage this summer and after almost two weeks of 90-degree temperatures, the system has been working very well," he said. "We have had isolated situations where there have been power outages but it's not strictly Ferndale that's experiencing this."
He said anyone concerned about power outages in their area can call DTE at 1-800-477-4747.
11:15 a.m.: There are currently 790 customers in Ferndale without power, according to a DTE power outage map.
The area outage is expected to be resolved by 1 p.m., according to DTE.
In June, DTE representatives gave an update on the power situation in Ferndale and its plans to put a new substation in the city. Read the full article here.