It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, the power went out.
The biggest effect: 210,000 DTE customers all over SE Michigan went dark. Here’s a piece of the map to give you an idea – click through for current map.
The best DTE site for updates seems to be mobile.dteenergy.com, as much as there is a “best”.
The biggest side effect of this was an outage of the AT&T mobile network and as a result the iPhone network. Redeye Chicago is doing ongoing coverage of the AT&T outage. That writer is also on twittter – follow @iptib for details. The story as it stands is that a power outage in “Bloomfield MI” (Bloomfield Hills? Bloomfield Township?) took out some key equipment.
Ann Arbor Chronicle: DTE Outage Affects 3000 in Ann Arbor
Detroit Free Press: Winds cut power to 230,000; families try to stay warm
Click On Detroit (WDIV 4): 195,000 DTE Customers Without Power
Associated Press: High wind knocks out power to 413,000 in Michigan
Grand Rapids Press: County by county power outages due to high winds around Michigan