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Re: Detroit Power Failure
From: Edward Vielmetti <emv () employees org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 20:35:51 -0700 (PDT)
There are two airports in Detroit, Detroit City Airport (DET, a smallish
airport in town that Pro Air flies out of) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW,
the Northwest hub). The only reports that I have seen indicate that the
problems were limited to DET.
On 13 Jun 2000, Sean Donelan wrote:
The city of Detroit, Wayne County, Wayne State University, Redford
and Livonia were hit by the power failure at 12:45pm. Detroit airport
is operating on emergency power. Detroit Public Lighting's computer
center also lost power. DPL is hooking up portable generators to its
computer center so it can then determine the exent of the outage and
when it will be repaired.
Associated Press reports repeated calls to DPL resulted in a busy signal.