Downtown Lansing Hit By Steam Heat Failure Forcing Closures

If you, or someone you know, have plans to be in the state capitol today, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, here’s a heads up: Many downtown Lansing state offices are closed today due to heating concerns.

All Department of Technology Management and Budget-managed buildings in downtown Lansing are closed today, 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:

  • Austin Building
  • Cass Building
  • Constitution Hall
  • Grand Tower
  • Hall of Justice
  • Hannah Building
  • Mason Building
  • Michigan Library and Historical Center
  • Ottawa Building
  • Romney Building
  • South Grand
  • Van Wagoner Building
  • Williams Building

Leased facility closures include:

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  • Business and Trades
  • Capitol Commons Center
  • Landmark Building
  • Phoenix Building
  • Victor Building

You are encouraged to follow Michigan.gov on Facebook for updates regarding the heat situation in Lansing.

*****Update at 3:30PM*****Update at 3:30PM*****

The State of Michigan has released this update:

The downtown Lansing state office buildings that were closed on Feb. 12, 2020, will be open on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 for normal operations.

The problem with steam delivery from the Lansing Board of Water & Light that caused the closures on Wednesday morning has been resolved. Steam pressure to all buildings has been restored to appropriate levels and heat in the facilities is being returned to normal. Employees should report to work for their scheduled shifts on Thursday.