Over 3,000 homes without power in Rockford & Belmont area

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-14 05:32:29-04

UPDATE (5:25 A.M.): A spokesperson for Consumers Energy told FOX 17 News that power was restored to over 3,000 residents of the Rockford area at 3:05 A.M.  Sunday.

A  mobile electrical sub-station was used and there will be ongoing repairs to the permanent sub-station that was having equipment issues.

UPDATE (3:45 P.M.): Consumers Energy estimates that power will be restored closer to 6:30 A.M. Sunday morning.

A spokesperson told Fox 17 that they are bringing in a mobile electrical sub-station to the area.

ROCKFORD & BELMONT, Mich. — Over 3,000 residences in West Michigan are without power Saturday afternoon following issues with an electrical sub-station.

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Consumers Energy tells Fox 17 that an equipment issue inside the sub-station near M-44 & Rogue has caused power to be out for about 3,414 customers.  Crews were still assessing the situation as of 3:00 p.m. Saturday, but a spokesperson for the company said they expect power to be returned by 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.

You can check the progress of crews on-scene via Consumers Energy Outage Map.