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Schools in Ypsilanti experiencing power issues

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 10:24:11-04

A high school and middle school in Ypsilanti are experiencing power issues this morning.

School officials say there is a brownout situation at Lincoln High School and Lincoln Middle School. Some students and teachers had to move to other classrooms that aren't affected. 

There was also a smell of smoke reported at the Lincoln Transportation garage -- which is in the same complex as Lincoln High School.

Earlier this morning, fire officials confirmed to 7 Action News that the high school was evacuated due to the smell of smoke.

School officials now say that was not the case. Lincoln Consolidated Schools have issued the following statement: 

Lincoln High School and Lincoln Middle School buildings have been experiencing brownout power conditions this morning.  None of the elementary schools are impacted and have full power.  We are in contact with DTE and expect power to be fully restored shortly.

Reports of the HS being evacuated for fire investigation are not accurate. Augusta Twp. fire was dispatched to the Lincoln Transportation garage due to the smell of smoke. The investigation determined the problem was related to a burned out air handler motor.

As of now, brownout conditions still exist at the secondary schools in limited areas.  Students in affected classrooms have been moved to other classrooms for the day.  Water service was uninterrupted. Bathrooms are available and lunch service will continue as planned. We have determined that conditions don’t warrant closing school.
Lincoln High School and Lincoln Middle School buildings have been experiencing brownout power conditions this morning.  None of the elementary schools are impacted and have full power.  We are in contact with DTE and expect power to be fully restored shortly.

Reports of the HS being evacuated for fire investigation are not accurate. Augusta Twp. fire was dispatched to the Lincoln Transportation garage due to the smell of smoke. The investigation determined the problem was related to a burned out air handler motor.
As of now, brownout conditions still exist at the secondary schools in limited areas.  Students in affected classrooms have been moved to other classrooms for the day.  Water service was uninterrupted. Bathrooms are available and lunch service will continue as planned. We have determined that conditions don’t warrant closing school.