DETROIT -

Several parts of Detroit are still in the dark.

A major outage early Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to key city buildings, including the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Frank Murphy Hall of Justice and a big chunk of Wayne State University's campus.

The Detroit People Mover was also shut down. It still wasn't running on Thursday.

While the Coleman A. Young center will remain closed Thursday, the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice is expected to have partial service.

Police are positioned at downtown Detroit intersections with no working traffic lights. Many areas have no street lights.

Story: Detroit buildings closed due to power outage

Police are positioned at downtown Detroit intersections with no working traffic lights. Many areas have no street lights.

Detroit's Public Lighting Department said a combination of extreme heat, cable malfunction and maintenance that was being done caused the outage.

Wayne State University cancels classes

At Wayne State University clocks mark the time 48 buildings on campus lost power. Classes were canceled for the rest of the afternoon and evening Wednesday. Classes were also canceled for Thursday, with the exception of the School of Medicine -- classes were expected to meet as scheduled there.

The school will post updates on their website.

The outage affected one half of the campus that relies on Detroit's Public Lighting Department. The other half which is wired through DTE Energy stayed on.

"This has happened a few times since I've been here that the campus electricity gets shut off," said student Rebecca Thornhill.

2 Detroit libraries are closed

The Main Library, located at 5201 Woodward Avenue, is closed.

The Skillman Branch, located at 121 Gratiot Avenue, is closed.
All other branches are open today due to our normal summer schedule.