Streetlights down on Main

A streetlight on Main remained dark this past week. Photo by Phil Custodio

DTE Energy workers were expected to repair cables to fix downtown street lights this week.
“We understand the dangers of not having street lighting downtown and are doing our best to escalate the matter within Detroit Edison,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Feb. 26 City Council meeting.
The Main Street light outage was the second this month, totalling 11 days as of Monday, Smith said.
The lights are controlled by an electrical panel at the corner of Main and Depot. The city is responsible for the panel, lights and wiring between the panel and the lights. DTE is responsible for providing electricity from the pole to the panel, he said.
“Both times the lights failed, the root cause was a failed Detroit Edison line leading up to the panel,” he said. “They may need to run a new cable from the panel to the pole.”
– Phil Custodio