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There are tree branches in the pole to pole power lines. Who should I report this to?

This is the responsibility of DTE. DTE performs preventive maintenance in Novi approximately every four to five years to clear trees away from pole-to-pole power lines. If you are aware of a hazardous situation in which tree branches are growing into the pole to pole power lines, please contact DTE at 1-800-477-4747 to have a representative evaluate the situation. Please note the reference number given to you. It is your responsibility to keep the service drop, the secondary wires that run from the pole to your house or small business facility, clear of trees. Although the voltage running through your service drop is significantly lower than that of the pole-to-pole wires, we recommend you hire a professional tree service to do this trimming. 

Updated 6/15/2015 12:23 PM
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