Power restored to 4K in Kent County after planned outage

A Nov. 12, 2015 file photo of power poles standing outside the Waveland power substation for Coast Electric in Waveland, Miss. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Power has been restored to more than 4,000 customers in Kent County after a planned outage by Consumers Energy.

The utility company knocked out power to Cascade Township and a portion of Lowell Township for two hours so crews can safely repair the Cascade substation. The planned outage began around 2 a.m. Wednesday, when Storm Team 8 expects temperatures to slip into the low 30s.

Power was restored by 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Consumers Energy outage map.

>>Storm Team 8 Forecast: Chilly and wet Wednesday

Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern said the emergency work is necessary to prevent future outages.

The company says approximately 4,560 of its customers will be affected by the interruption. Those homes and businesses will be from Hall Street to the north, Interstate 96 to the south, Morse Lake to the east and Kraft Avenue to the west.

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