Detroit: Power Outage Hits Schools, Wayne State, DIA, Courthouse, DMV

December 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A massive power outage hit Detroit on Tuesday, according to reports.

The outage is affecting a number of buildings downtown, including the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Joe Louis Arena, schools, and the City-County building, reported CBS Detroit.

The downtown electrical grid started having problems at around 10:30 a.m.

Street lights are also out. Wayne State University is also affected.

“It’s a pretty wild scene,” WWJ’s Vickie Thomas said. “We heard sirens and two fire rigs pulled up here to the City-County building, and I asked the firefighters — they jumped out with all sorts of tools and whatnot —if they were trying to rescue people from the elevators; and that’s exactly what they are doing.”