Car hits substation, knocks power out near 44th/Breton

Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 17:00:37-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Power went out for about 3,500 Consumers Energy customers and several traffic lights are out in the general vicinity of 44th Street and Breton Road after a car hit a transformer Tuesday.

“Someone apparently drove into some of our electrical equipment,” a Consumers representative told FOX 17.

Kent County dispatchers say a car struck the transformer at Breton Road and Drummond Boulevard SE,  “and blew it up.”

There were no immediate reports of injuries.