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Grand Ledge power outage caused by equipment failure

Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 11:14:53-04

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — As of 9:40 a.m., Consumers Energy estimates that power may restored as early as 11:30 a.m. to some of the areas effected, according to the company's outage map.

Thousands of people found themselves without power Thursday morning in Grand Ledge and other areas nearby.

However, those served by the company's Sunfield substation may not have power restored until 12:30 p.m.

According to Consumers Energy the outage was caused by equipment failure.

And. according to Consumers Energy's outage map, the outage stretches from Grand Ledge Highway south to below Mount Hope Highway.

The map shows that more than 9,000 customers have been affected.

Grand Ledge Public Schools said in a Facebook post power is out through much of the district. "Students and staff are safe. As bus drivers finish routes, they are being held on standby," the post said.

There is also an outage in the Portland area, although the city said on Facebook "it's a Consumers issue and not the Board of Light and Power."

Eaton County emergency officials are asking people to not call 9-1-1 to report their power is out.

Police are also reminding people to treat all stoplights as a four-way stop while electricity is out.

View the outage map for Consumers Energy here.

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