Crash On South Eastern Ave. Knocks Out Power To Grand Rapids Traffic Lights

Posted at 2:55 PM, Aug 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-07 14:59:04-04

A Driver Without A License Fled From Police On Foot And Caught In Foot ChaseGRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — According to a Press Release from the city of Grand Rapids: At around 10:45am on Wednesday, a vehicle crash caused the top of a power pole to actually break loose and fall, setting the pole top on fire, and taking out one of the main circuit-breakers back at the substation.

This particular circuit does provide power to a large number of traffic signals on the east and south side of Grand Rapids.

We are recommending that all vehicles treat each of these signalized intersections as “four-way stop”, while we work to solve this problem.

We are at work on the solution, and hoping to be back in full service within the next 2 hours.