EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — About 1,800 homes and businesses lost power late Wednesday afternoon after a DTE Energy truck broke two power poles in East Grand Rapids.
The utility truck driving along Lakeside Drive near Reeds Lake Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. did not have its boom completely lowered and stowed. The boom hit a wire and pulled two utility poles down. One was shredded.
There were no reports of injuries.
About 1,800 customers in East Grand Rapids lost power, some for several hours. By 11:30 p.m., fewer than 20 customers were without power, the Consumers power outage map showed.