WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — A transformer on a utility pole blew in Walker Tuesday evening, causing a power line to fall and knocking out power to hundreds.
The power line fell across several lanes of busy Alpine Avenue in the area of 3 Mile Road, according to Kent County Dispatch.
That forced authorities to shut down Alpine and reroute traffic along I-96.
More than 1,700 Consumers Energy customers lost power around 7:15 p.m., according to the utility company’s interactive power outage map.
Service was restored to everyone and Alpine was reopened around 9 p.m.
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