Power Restored After Outage In Downtown Detroit On Tigers Opening Day

April 04, 2019 - 3:55 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Power has been restored in Downtown Detroit after big power outage near Comerica Park where thousands of people were celebrating Detroit Tigers Opening Day left the area without power for around two hours.

According to DTE Energy, nearly 600 homes and businesses were in the dark from the I-75/Woodward area, all the way down to the Fort Street/Rosa Parks Boulevard area.

The ballpark itself was not affected. 

Tipsters told WWJ Newsradio 950 that Hockeytown Cafe was without power and workers were unable to cash out customers. Shortly before 3 p.m., tipsters said some people were stuck in an elevator at the business. 

No injuries have been reported. 

DTE said an equipment problem is to blame. 

Tigers fans celebrating Opening Day told WWJ's Jon Hewett the outage didn't put a damper on the party.

"No, not at all," said Carl from Royal Oak. "The beers are flowing."

Stay with WWJ for more on this developing story.