Downed wire sends Ann Arbor Roberto Clemente students home
- Related story: Northwest Ann Arbor power outage affects Skyline High School
Students at Ann Arbor's Roberto Clemente Student Development Center were sent home Friday afternoon as the result of a partial power outage.
District spokeswoman Liz Margolis said although the power is only partially out at the school, it is a live wire and the power pole is across one of the entrances. So it's a safety issue, she said.
DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons said the outage is affecting about 1,000 customers in that area. Crews are responding, he said.
This is the second group of Ann Arbor Public Schools students dismissed from class early Friday as the result of electricity issues. Skyline High School students also were sent home around noon because of a power outage. That outage affected about 300 customers, Simons said.
Skyline has lost power on a few other occasions already this school year.
District officials are working with DTE Energy to get power restored to both locations.