Consumers Energy working to restore power in Alpine Twp.

Posted at 10:14 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 23:29:58-04

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Consumers Energy crews are working to restore electrical service to about 2,200 customers in Alpine Township, as of late Tuesday night.

The utility’s Outage Map indicated the lights went out around 10:09 p.m. Tuesday, and Consumers expected power to be restored by 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The cause of that outage had not been determined at the time of this report.

Meanwhile, power that had been out in parts of Ottawa and Newaygo counties on Tuesday night was restored to all but a handful of utility customers by 11:20pm Tuesday. Consumers Energy had reported  two separate electrical outages in Georgetown Township. One south of Baldwin Street, where a downed wire halted electrical service to 974 customers around 7:24 p.m. Brian Wheeler with Consumers tells FOX 17 what knocked the wire down is unknown.

The same for the other Ottawa County outage. That one occurred north of Baldwin Street and impacted 74 customers. Wheeler says a faulty underground line caused that outage.

And in Newaygo County – south of Fremont – 87 customers lost electrical service around 8:07 p.m. Tuesday, but it was restored by around 9:55 p.m. That also was caused by a downed electrical line, according to Consumers Energy.