Transformer blows, power line falls on Alpine

Alpine Avenue, Walker
Emergency responders on Alpine Avenue near 3 Mile Road in Walker after a power line fell. (May 23, 2017)

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.

>>Inside Power outage map