DTE power outage map for May 23, 2011, 11:00 p.m.

This DTE power outage map shows the storm paths through the area for the storms of May 23, 2011 pretty clearly. Note the track along Michigan Avenue and then heading a bit to the north via the Davison; you're looking for when individual purple dots turn to green, yellow, orange and then red.

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Map: DTE Energy, as of 11:03 p.m. ET May 23, 2011; data may be more than 15 minutes old. See http://www.dteenergy.com/map/outage.html for current information.

The red dot on the map and the worst hit individual zone is in Westland, with over 4400 customers out in an area bounded by Wayne Road, Merriman Road, Cherry Hill Road and Michigan Avenue. The Nixle alert from Westland from about 5:54 p.m. reads

Due to power outages, traffic signals are out at numerous intersections, treat them as 4 way stops and use caution.

A parallel map is the total storm precipitation map from Weather Underground.

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For more DTE power outage information, you should always be prepared to contact DTE directly at 800-477-4747.  The DTE Energy Outage Map is informative, but alas does not load on my old Blackberry. Don't touch downed wires! Avoid injury from dire mofo!

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