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Ann Arbor District Library open for residents without power to cool off, charge phones

AADL's Traverwood branch has undergone renovations and will reopen on March 2, 2020.
AADL's Traverwood branch has undergone renovations and will reopen on March 2, 2020. (Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Some residents are still without power after heavy storms hit the area last week. In response, all Ann Arbor District Library branches are open on Monday until 8 p.m.

This includes the downtown, Malletts Creek, Pittsfield, Traverwood and Westgate branches.

AADL took over as a temporary relief station for those needing to cool off and charge electronic devices after the city closed its A2 Relief Station at Pioneer High School on Sunday, saying that Ann Arbor Public Schools needed to begin preparing the facility for the upcoming start of classes.

The city announced on Monday that water and non-perishable supplies will be available for pick up at Veterans Memorial Park, while supplies last.

Although power has been restored for many, some areas are still in the dark, according to DTE’s Outage Center.

Nearly one million Michigan households lost power following the severe storms, coming close to the number of power outages caused by the record-breaking wind storm in March 2017.

Read: Get Caught Up: Nearly a million Michigan households lose power -- Why does this keep happening?

For more information about the Ann Arbor District Library, visit www.aadl.org.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.