Blown transformer closes road, causes power outage

Posted at 8:49 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 21:48:25-04

UPDATE – The Consumers Energy outage map is showing that the outage has ended.

WALKER, Mich. — More than 1,700 people are without power Tuesday night and an intersection shut down after a power line fell across the road.

Kent County Dispatch says a transformer on a utility pole blew, causing a power line to fall near where 3 Mile and Alpine Ave intersect, shutting it down as crews clean it up.

According to the Consumer’s Energy outage map, power can be expected to be restored around 11 p.m.

Consumers Energy map, screenshot taken 8:47 p.m. May 23, 2017.