Politics & Government
1:39 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

No power keeps Wayne State, Detroit City Hall closed

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University's main campus in the city's Midtown are closed as crews continue to try and restore electricity following a power outage.

Officials at the art museum and nearby college shut down Wednesday afternoon due to the outage which is being blamed on cable failures, recent high temperatures and routine maintenance.

The mayor's office said the issues contributed to overload the city's aging electrical system.

On Thursday, City Hall remained closed and some traffic lights through downtown remained out. Police officers manned intersections to prevent traffic snarls.

Wayne State says all classes are cancelled Thursday. It earlier had cancelled daytime classes.

The outage also forced the relocation Thursday of the US/Canada Border Conference from Cobo Center to the Renaissance Center downtown.