UPDATE: (3:51 P.M.) — All downtown Lansing state office buildings that were closed on Feb. 12 will reopen Thursday Feb. 13 for normal business operations, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
The announcement comes after the Lansing Board of Water and Light said it has completed making repairs to the REO Cogeneration plant that caused a steam outage at 1 a.m. today. The outage affected 200 downtown customers.
UPDATE (11:07 a.m.) — Many downtown Lansing state offices are closed today due to heating concerns.
Some of those offices include buildings managed by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
All DTMB-managed buildings in downtown Lansing are closed today, Feb. 12, 2020, with the exception of the Lottery Building, due to an unexpected problem with steam delivery from the Lansing Board of Water & Light. The steam delivery issue has caused an inability to properly heat the facilities in many downtown Lansing buildings.
DTMB-managed building closures include:
Hall of Justice
Michigan Library and Historical Center
Van Wagoner Building
Leased facility closures include:
Capitol Commons Center
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UPDATE (9:25 a.m.) – The downtown campus of Lansing Community College will close today at 10 a.m. due to having no heat in the campus buildings. The ELCC, University Center, WCP and other LCC campuses will remain open.
This story will continue to develop and will be updated online and on 6 News
ORIGINAL REPORT – The Lansing Board of Water and Light is working to restore steam production at the REO Cogeneration Plant following an outage that began early Wednesday morning.
The outage caused approximately 200 downtown customers to lose steam heat. Due to this, City Hall and City of Lansing’s Downtown facilities will close on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.
#MiGovAlert: All downtown Lansing @MI_DTMB-managed buildings will be closed, Feb. 12, 2020, w/ the exclusion of the Lottery Building. An unexpected problem w/ steam delivery @BWLComm has caused an inability to properly heat facilities in downtown Lansing. https://t.co/jLyN5iWPRe. pic.twitter.com/WSy9hIFDIb— Michigan.gov (@migov) February 12, 2020
Lansing mayor Andy Schor has declared a Non-State of Emergency Closure for City Hall, 54-A District Court and Offices in the North Grand Ramp and North Capital Ramp due to the heat being down.
That means City Hall, District Court and the Offices in the two ramps are closed Wednesday.
The cause of the outage is still under investigation.
Full steam restoration is expected by early afternoon today.