During the most recent Ice Storm and Snow Storms that Lapeer County experienced we found the value of cooperation between Lapeer County Central Dispatch, Police, Fire, EMS and the Lapeer County Road Commission. Having all agencies on the same radio system proved to be invaluable. When someone needed an ambulance, fire or police the Road Commission was there to assist clearing the road to the emergency. By everyone being on the new Lapeer County Central Dispatch Digital 800 MHz system, we were able to communicate immediately, without delay, the needs of the emergency agencies. All Emergency personnel put in many extra hours assisting the people of Lapeer County. My thanks go out to all Lapeer County Central Dispatch personnel, Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Emergency Medical Service agencies along with the Road Commission for a job well done.
DTE crews mobilized in Lapeer County at the Lapeer East High School during the ice storm and restored power much sooner than expected for most people. Lapeer County Central Dispatch had a dispatcher that was specifically assigned to working with DTE reporting all hazardous downed power lines. Police and Fire Departments were able to respond quickly where needed.
Victor A. Martin
Lapeer County Central Dispatch
Phone: (810) 667- 0217 Ext 3
At this time we are aware of two warming centers where folks can go to get out of the cold.
- Trinity Methodist Church in Lapeer. 1310 N Main St, across from the hospital – MAP
- Lamb Steel Building in Imlay City, normal business hours only. 395 E Third St – MAP
To get information on the power outages please visit the DTE Energy website here: Outage Center
You can get the DTE mobile phone app to report problems, receive restoration estimates and view an outage map. Visit this page for more information.
Consumers Energy Outage Center
We have unconfirmed reports of utility crews from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky in town and en route to the area to assist local DTE and Consumers crews with restoring power.
It is inappropriate to call 9-1-1 or our non-emergency numbers to inquire about when power will be restored. We do not have that type of information. When people call us for this type of thing, it uses resources and dispatchers that could be better used responding to emergencies and first responders.
Please call your utility company for that type of information.
DTE Energy: 800-477-4747
Consumers Energy: 800-477-5050
Detroit Edison energized the Metamora tower site today allowing E.R.S. & Motorola to continue stacking the new tower past 200′ in compliance with FAA regulations. E.R.S. is continuing to assemble the tower and tower lights as well as wire up the shelter with the generator and electronics.