Power restored in Saginaw County
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:39:04 GMT —
Consumers Energy says power has been restored after a massive outage Monday afternoon. Consumers spokesman Dan Bishop said eleven substations were affected when a primary line blew out at around 3 p.m.
Consumers Energy crews are working to restore power to more than 20,000 homes and businesses affecting parts of Saginaw County.
The Michigan-based utility says a problem with a primary electric line caused the outage around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Crews are working to isolate the issue with a high-voltage, long distant power line.
Traffic lights are out at several intersections in the county.
"We have crews on the way," said Consumers Energy spokesman Brian Wheeler. "We do not anticipate this being an extended outage."
There's no estimate on when power in the area will be restored.
Hoyt Library is among the businesses affected by the power outage. It will close at 6:00 p.m.