Much of downtown Detroit is without electricity following a "major cable failure" at one of the city's power grids. Roughly 100 buildings, including schools, museums, fire stations, court houses, and sports arenas, were still without power as of noon.
At one point, at least 87 of 97 Detroit city public schools were without power. Outages were also reported at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Joe Louis Arena, the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, several Wayne State University buildings, and Detroit Medical Center, which is operating on a backup power system and has transported emergency trauma patients to different hospitals as a precaution.
City Hall scene ... pic.twitter.com/1yjbYf5sVY— ChristineFerretti_DN (@cferretti_dn) December 2, 2014