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Detroit Power Outage Due To Public Lighting ‘System Overload’
CBS Detroit ^ | September 11, 2013

Posted on 09/11/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT by don-o

DETROIT (WWJ) – A major power outage is affecting Wayne State University, the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, the City-County building, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the People Mover in downtown Detroit.

“Some institutional public lighting customers are experiencing service interruption caused by extreme heat, cable failure, and routine maintenance — all combining causing system overload,” said Robert Warfield, a spokesman for the Detroit Mayor’s Office.

Wayne State spokesperson Jessica Archer said the campus would be closed for the rest of the day, Wednesday, after about half of all buildings — maybe 40 or 50 — lost power. She said they would decide later about Thursday’s schedule.

Passengers aboard the People Mover were being directed off at the nearest station. The People Mover is closed until further notice.

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; michigan; superconductivity

1 posted on 09/11/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

You’re supposed to turn the lights off AFTER the people leave.


2 posted on 09/11/2013 1:22:03 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: don-o

The hits just keep coming.


3 posted on 09/11/2013 1:22:08 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: don-o

Get used to it.


4 posted on 09/11/2013 1:23:42 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: don-o
Passengers aboard the People Mover were being directed off at the nearest station.

There are no passengers on the People Mover. There never have been.

5 posted on 09/11/2013 1:23:52 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: don-o

I had to read a little more closely to see they don’t mean just “lighting,” but electrical usage in general. There aren’t a lot of lights burning in the middle of the day. If it’s hot, the A/C must have been running pretty hard.


6 posted on 09/11/2013 1:24:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: don-o

Maybe they tried to use their “Time Machine”
“If you have 1 bucket with 2 gallons and 1 bucket with 4 gallons, how many buckets you got?”


7 posted on 09/11/2013 1:26:05 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: don-o

Yeah, that’s it. Turn off all the street lights, the ones that haven’t been shot out. That will certainly make the last dozen people leave.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 1:27:47 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Detroit is just the 2nd half of “Atlas Shrugged” shifted somewhat west.


9 posted on 09/11/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: don-o
It's hot in the Midwest. All those "welfare" tenants using maximum air-conditioning (with Taxpayer funding) just dragged down the power system.

Now, they can all go "shopping" (loot with impunity) with alarm systems down.

10 posted on 09/11/2013 1:30:57 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: don-o; All
FR's missed the other hit the other day...

The Report on the Pensions came out.

Yikes.....

Overpayed out principle as a "Bonus" ( Like the big 3 used to give out ) when the Markets were a smokin' with a 13th Check to Pensioners and Extra Annuity money for those in the process of building their nest egg and it took away from the principle nest egg, instead of rolling it back into the pot.

Total payouts? To the tune of 932 Million if my memory is correct over a number of years...

This is on top of the bad investments by Kawame Kronies....

11 posted on 09/11/2013 1:31:18 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

A/C is going full tilt. It is HOT here in Michigan today, unexpectedly so. ‘Course by Friday we will have autumn.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT by madison10
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To: don-o

Thug city probably has not paid their electric bill in months.


13 posted on 09/11/2013 1:39:42 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: tennmountainman; cripplecreek
Thug city probably has not paid their electric bill in months.

I am not sure if the city is still in the utility bidness, or they got out and or did DTE buy the grid. Anway I know the grids structure is in very rough shape, CrippleCreek care to chime in?

14 posted on 09/11/2013 1:46:03 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: don-o

What happened to shovel ready? A trillion here a trillion there couldn’t upgrade a city powergrid? What next? Innefecient government?


15 posted on 09/11/2013 1:51:21 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: don-o

The blue states and cities voted for obama to destroy the country, but they ended up destroying only themselves.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 1:51:29 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Instead of seeking the presidency, obama should have sought psychotherapy.)
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To: don-o

System overload....or did a crackhead steal some critical copper


17 posted on 09/11/2013 1:59:15 PM PDT by slumber1 (My real name is Rusty Shackleford)
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To: tennmountainman; taildragger

These are specific (Mostly municipal) buildings that appear to be part of a separate city operated utility. Residential and private buildings don’t appear to be affected.

My brother in law works right downtown in the Compuware building and he’s says his office was unaffected.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 1:59:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: taildragger

Report: Detroit pension funds misspent
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130906/METRO01/309060041


19 posted on 09/11/2013 2:01:56 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: taildragger

If you zoom in on the outage map it appears to be specific buildings only.

http://dteenergy.com/map/outage.html


20 posted on 09/11/2013 2:06:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: madison10

Storms moving in now. Lots of thunder here in southeastern Jackson county.


21 posted on 09/11/2013 2:26:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: don-o
The future of America...

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22 posted on 09/11/2013 2:37:49 PM PDT by Gritty (I enjoy living in the 3rd World. Soon Americans will be able to do so from the comfort of home-Fred)
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To: traditional1
All those "welfare" tenants using maximum air-conditioning (with Taxpayer funding) just dragged down the power system.

The only Section 8 client I know has to pay her own utilities. So the A/C and often heating is usually left off or only used minimally.

23 posted on 09/11/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Gritty

Simple solutions:

All the welfare laureates should go out and blow at the windmills. No spitting, this is clean renewable electricity.

Enviromentablists use the solar panels, bring the flash lights and shine them on the solar panels.

One happy commieunity!


24 posted on 09/11/2013 3:21:11 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: cripplecreek

I can hear thunder north of us (Washtenaw County). Wind is picking up and it is really dark.

Stay safe, CC.


25 posted on 09/11/2013 4:17:24 PM PDT by madison10
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To: don-o

Since all electrical bills are paid for by the city tax payers in the ghettos and public housing, it truly is public lighting!


26 posted on 09/11/2013 4:33:54 PM PDT by AKinAK
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To: madison10

It wasn’t too bad. Lots of thunder and wind.

Sounds like another round on the way.


27 posted on 09/11/2013 4:41:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: madison10

Friday night’s forecast low is 36, LOL. And I got fried at the beach yesterday!


28 posted on 09/11/2013 4:56:16 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

Awfully close to frost temps.

Like they say: if you don’t like the weather in Michigan wait 10 minutes and it will change.


29 posted on 09/11/2013 7:14:22 PM PDT by madison10
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To: don-o

They took down most of their streetlights and stuff, how could it be overload now?


30 posted on 09/11/2013 7:15:17 PM PDT by GeronL
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