Power still out in parts of Troy civic campus

Tom Greenwood and Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Troy — A power outage caused by a fire at a substation Thursday left segments of the city’s civic campus without electricity into the night. The city said Troy City Hall, the library, community center, aquatic center and District Court would be closed Friday.

The fire caused an outage that affected about 10,000 homes and businesses, according to DTE Energy Co. About 3,800 have yet to be restored, DTE said at 9 p.m.

According DTE, the outage occurred at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday and straddled Big Beaver Road stretching roughly from 14 Mile to just past Long Lake Road and from just east of Coolidge to just west of John R.

The Troy Police Department, Troy Fire Department and Troy Department of Public Works remain open.

The city was using generators to restore traffic control signals at all major intersections.

Free water and ice will be available at the Police Department at 10 a.m. Friday. The Troy Police Department is located at 500 W. Big Beaver.

Additional police resources were assisting with power-outage related matters. Officers were patrolling areas affected by the power outage throughout the night.

Residents with non-emergency questions regarding the outage can call (248) 524-3300.


(313) 222-2023

Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.