Power restored to thousands of Barry Co. residents

Power outage in Barry County on Jan. 5, 2017. (Courtesy Consumers Energy)

HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — As of Friday morning, power has been restored to thousands of Barry County residents, according to the Consumers Energy outage map.

More than 7,000 residents lost power shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday night.

Consumers Energy told 24 Hour News 8 a major distribution line was affected. Crews had to replace of a piece of equipment that burned up at substation.

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