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Widespread power outage hits Detroit

A massive power outage hit downtown Detroit this morning, affecting 100 of the city’s buildings, including fire stations.

The outage prompted Detroit public schools to close early. Additionally, Wayne State University cancelled classes on their main campus.

Detroit Press Office told Detroit News that “the city’s public lighting grid suffered a major cable failure that has caused the entire grid to lose power at approximately 10:30 this morning.”

Firefighters worked to free several people reportedly trapped in elevators.

And city-wide evacuations ensued shortly after.

The city is working to restore power.

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