OT - Who lost power due to the Great Ice Storm.

Submitted by MGJS SuperKick Party on December 22nd, 2013 at 9:49 AM
Hey, last night my house got hammered with ice. A tree fell on the transformer, and now we are projected to get power back on Friday. I am in the Fenton area.
Anyone else lose power/need to complain?



December 22nd, 2013 at 9:53 AM ^

Nothing here in Ann Arbor. I usually like a good storm but screw this ice stuff bc falling branches make for a hell of a cleanup. Sorry to hear that brother.


December 22nd, 2013 at 9:54 AM ^

Didn't get affected by this storm but my house has had two instances in the past when an ice storm blew out my TVs and VCR/DVD players. Killed one of my fridges too. Totally sucked.

Hope people have only lost power and haven't lost a ton of stuff.

Louie C

December 22nd, 2013 at 10:22 AM ^

Blue, I didn't know you are here in Lansing. I thought you were in SB per your handle. I had to move back after living in GR the past five years, and I hate every minute of it. The Mrs. wants to move back when her youngest graduates high school in a couple of years, which can't come soon enough.


December 22nd, 2013 at 10:05 AM ^

Um no....It's freaking 60 degrees here in tropical Cleveland.  I dont know what everybody's bitching about - I'm about ready to go fire up the grill,  bust out the coco butter and work on my tan.


December 22nd, 2013 at 10:12 AM ^

Went on and off all night and large branch on my roof. Old man winter means business this year. Golf has never been closer in my mind and further away in my reality........ :(


December 22nd, 2013 at 10:28 AM ^

small amount of ice on the roads and some sidewalks, but that's about it. I wish it would get below freezing, otherwise it means muddy dogprints in the house.

Louie C

December 22nd, 2013 at 10:29 AM ^

Parts of Lansing lost power, but we still have power on the south side. During the wee hours of the morning, I saw lightning in colors I had never seen before; purple, green, orange, and red.


December 22nd, 2013 at 10:35 AM ^

In the DTE service territory, it seems like the worst was north and west of Brighton and along and nother of M-59, so northern Oakland County, parts of Macomb and into the thumb. Down here in western Wayne county, it was all rain and never got below 32 degrees, so no icing either. 

However, southwest Wayne county - where I live - is a low-lying marsh and we do have some minor flooding issues. My sump pump is going nuts and my neighbor's sump line to the street actually blew up yesterday, so now his front yard and part of mine are covered in water as well. 


December 22nd, 2013 at 10:43 AM ^

All kidding aside, I had two basement floods over the years due to a "sump pump going nuts" and then first failing (old pump) and then once with power going out.  After the second one I finally got smart and invested in a battery-operated back-up so I could actually sleep at night when the power was out and not run to the basement to start picking up stuff worrying about another flood.  For anybody who has a house where the sump pump runs with any regularity I would strongly recommend both servicing your sump regulary and getting a battery operated back-up in place.  It's a fairly inexpensive insurance policy against power outages.


December 22nd, 2013 at 3:06 PM ^

  As far as getting the message out for them, DTE is focusing their communication efforts in Lapeer County.

  You'll be seeing messages and hearing about 'downed power lines' (as in stay away, dudes) and for the DTE outage app all day.  DTE appreciates you not blaming them for Mother Nature being a real pain in the buttocks. ;)

  Speaking of which, the app is helpful in reporting outages and letting DTE know if you are out:

Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dteenergy.mydte

iOS peeps: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dte-energy-outage-center/id446411318?mt…


  To those who have Consumer's Energy... sorry.  Can't help you, man.  That's CE's problem.