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Crash results in power outage in Ottawa County

Ottawa County power outage map from Consumers Energy
Posted at 7:18 AM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 11:26:17-04

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A crash led to a power outage in parts of Ottawa County north of Holland Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 6 a.m., a crash was reported at W. Lakewood Boulevard at Division Avenue along the line between Park and Holland townships.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says a Dodge Caravan heading west on Lakewood went off the road and hit a utility pole.

According to deputies, the pole broke in half, causing power lines to come down. The road was closed for several hours while crews worked to remove the power lines and clean up the area.

The driver told deputies he fell asleep on his way to work. He wasn’t seriously injured but was cited for careless driving.

The Consumers Energy power outage map shows more than 430 Consumers customers were without power.

As of 7:30 a.m., the map indicated power should be restored by noon.