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Downed power line and pole close road in Portage, cause internet outages

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 08, 2020

PORTAGE, Mich. — A downed power line and power pole caused by a vehicle crash closed 1500 West Centre on Tuesday morning.

The road has since reopened, but crews are expected to be working in the area for the remainder of the day.

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"Massive" internet and phone outages were also caused by the crash, according to Portage MI Police and Fire.

No injuries were reported.