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Electricity fully restored in Detroit after outage

December 2, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit officials say power has been fully restored to government buildings, schools and other facilities after a major cable failure caused parts of the city to go dark.

The city announced at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday that all customers affected by the outage had their power back.

Mayor Mike Duggan says the power grid hasn’t been modernized in decades in Detroit, which is emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. DTE Energy Co. is taking over the department and upgrading the system.

The outages prompted Detroit Public Schools and Wayne State University to dismiss students early.

Service was suspended by the Detroit People Mover, an elevated rail line looping downtown. It was again available for fans coming to Tuesday night’s Detroit Red Wings hockey game at Joe Louis Arena.

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