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Officials: Power Back On In Detroit, Suburban Outages Still Scattered

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DETROIT (AP/WWJ) — Officials say a power outage in Detroit linked to the city’s aging electrical infrastructure and a recent unseasonable heat wave has been fixed.

DTE Energy Co. says it worked with the city to restore service to all Public Lighting Department customers who lost power following cable failures. The utility announced Thursday night that power was back on.

Crews from Michigan and Ohio worked around the clock to restore power.

Though there are still scattered outages across metro Detroit, in Northville and Oak Park, where an estimated 15,000 homes are still without power. DTE Energy says all power should be restored by the end of the day Friday.

In Detroit, the power went out Wednesday afternoon, shutting down Wayne State University, the People Mover, City Hall, the courts, and an art museum. Officials blamed cable failures, recent high temperatures and routine maintenance.

Court hearings were postponed as courtrooms were plunged into darkness.

Wayne State said in a posting on its website that classes would resume on Friday.

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