Blacked Out Detroit

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As if the city did not have enough to worry about, there are multiple power outages all across downtown Detroit, including all fire stations, a number of schools and the People Mover among as many as 1,000 sites.

A cable failure shut down the grid this morning, affecting all of Detroit's Public Lighting Department's roughly 100 customers, according to a statement from the City of Detroit.

The outage caused disruptions across downtown Detroit, with virtually all traffic signals out and numerous elevators stuck in public buildings.Detroit Fire Department reports that some fire stations are on generator power, and all are able to take calls by land-line or radio.

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