Warning Underground Cable: Oakland County Michigan power outage, April 2, 2011 #backchannel

At 9:49 p.m. the map from the DTE Power Outage Center shows widespread outages from 8 Mile Road to Maple Road between Southfield Road and Lahser Road in Oakland County. Power has been out since about 5:00 p.m. according to the DTE map. WXYZ sports anchor Tom Leyden reported on the #backchannel that underground cables that feed a DTE sub-station failed, affecting the Southfield power grid and 5,100+ customers.


Every power outage needs some music; here’s “Warning Underground Cable” performing the instrumental hip-hop composition “Schubert”.

Unlike Oakland County, Ann Arbor was lit up just fine, with Fool Moon luminary parades and street parties last night, and kind people sharing their lights on the Diag for Hash Bash today.

Edward Vielmetti collects batteries for portable radios for FestiFools.


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