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Major power outage hits downtown Detroit..forcing evacuations.

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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major power outage is affecting several areas in and around downtown Detroit. Street lights and traffic lights are also out causing issues for drivers trying to get around the city. The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, the McNamara Federal building and Frank Murphy Hall of Justice have all been evacuated. Cobo Center is also without power.




Many street lights and traffic lights in the area are out.
Wayne State University is also affected by the outage and has canceled all classes for the rest of the day. Classes will resume on Friday, unless otherwise notified.

The Wayne County Community college downtown campus and administration building are also closed because of the outage.


Source: www.wxyz.com...


A major power outage has evacuated the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center and several other public buildings downtown. Employees in the complex that houses City Hall and the Wayne County Circuit Court civil division were asked to leave about 2 p.m. Power also is out at Cobo Center, nearby parking garages, federal facilities including the McNamara Building , some schools and several streetlights near Woodward and Jefferson. Crews are on the scene, but the building is closed for the day, a city spokesman said. All Public Lighting Department customers are affected except the Detroit Medical Center, the spokesman said. The outage also left the website for the city down. From The Detroit News:

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The power outage has hit several downtown buildings, including the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center and the Patrick McNamara Federal Building. Because of the outage the Coleman A. Young Center has been evacuated. Repairs to the facility are expected to take at least 24 hours.




posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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Do they know what caused the outages?



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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City spokeswoman Karen Dumas said the outage was caused by extreme power demand for air conditioning following two days in the 90s..



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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Don't forget the large CME on June 7.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by LaTouffe
Don't forget the large CME on June 7.


CME or not, this is pretty common in the summer months .. I live in Ohio, south of Michigan .. yesterday was an extremely hot day in the 90s but with a heat index that put it to around 108 .. it was horribly humid .. we had power outtages at my office because of the demand for power in the nearby residential block.. it happens every year almost around here



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Just a little weird that it happened AFTER two days when the temps were in the 90s. I live on the east side of the state and it barely hit 70 here today.




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