Detroit has been hit by a power outage that has caused delays at schools, courts and fire houses.
The Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday morning that the murder trial of Bob Bashara was delayed after the lights flickered and went out. Everyone involved is evacuating using stairs.
The Detroit Fire Department says some of their stations are running on generators and are still able to take 9-1-1 calls through landline or radio.
Per the paper, the outages were reported shortly after 10:30 Tuesday morning. Many non-public buildings are not affected.
There is no word as to what caused the outage.
No power at Joe Louis Arena so no Red Wings skate. What's Mike Babcock going to do? "I get to go to Tim Horton's and have a cup of coffee."
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) December 2, 2014
Every fire house in Detroit right now has a power outage, Detroit Fire Department confirms
— Robert Allen (@rallenMI) December 2, 2014
Classes are running as scheduled. Here's a list of buildings currently affected by the power outage. http://t.co/oql1BKhXH5 Updates to come.
— Wayne State Univ (@waynestate) December 2, 2014
ANNOUNCEMENT: All DPS schools will follow a half-day dismissal based individual schools' half-day dismissal time. http://t.co/Z7Z3PHkiMA
— DetroitPublicSchools (@Detroitk12) December 2, 2014