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Detroit Goes Dark: Massive Power Outage Affects Courthouse, Fire Stations, Public Schools, DIA And More

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – There’s a major power outage affecting multiple buildings downtown, including the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, public schools, the City-County building and Joe Louis Arena.

The downtown electrical grid failed at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, impacting 100 Detroit Public Lighting customers.

“The city’s public lighting grid suffered a major cable failure that has caused the entire grid to lose power,” the city said in a statement. “The outage is affecting all customers on the PLD (Public Lighting Department) grid. We have isolated the issue and are working to restore power as soon as possible.”

Streets lights are out, as well as power to some buildings on the campus Wayne State University.

With several schools without power, officials with the Detroit Public Schools said students would be released at their half-day dismissal time throughout the entire district. Parents of kids who don’t take the…

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