West Bloomfield School District cancels classes Thursday

Published On: May 16 2013 07:16:43 AM EDT
Updated On: May 16 2013 12:55:16 PM EDT

Local 4's Lauren Podell reports on why the West Bloomfield School District shut down Thursday.

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. -

The West Bloomfield School District has canceled classes Thursday because of a power outage.

The district says four of its nine schools -- West Bloomfield High School, Orchard Lake Middle School, Doherty Elementary and Ealy Elementary -- don't have power.

According to DTE Energy, power went out at 6:30 a.m. to about 900 people in the area of Orchard Lake and Walnut Lake roads.

Any students that were already at school will be taken back home by bus.

UPDATE:

As of 10:30 a.m., DTE said it has restored most of the power and everything would be back by noon.

They said they believe an interruption by an animal may have caused the animal.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com for updates to this developing story.

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