Power restored to thousands in northern Kent Co.

More than 5,500 Consumers Energy customer without power in northern Kent County on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Courtesy Consumers Energy)

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 5,000 people in northern Kent County were without power Tuesday.

Consumers Energy crews are working to get the power back on to 1,472 customers after services went out around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Consumers Energy’s outage map.

Consumers Energy crews restored power to 5,593 customers after services went out around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to Consumers Energy.

Earlier, 5,593 customers were without power but the majority of people had services restored around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The remaining customers had power back on shortly after 2 p.m., according to Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern.

Morgenstern said an equipment failure just outside a substation in Cedar Springs caused the outage. Crews are still investigating why the failure occurred.

Creative Technologies Academy closed at 1 p.m. due to the power outage.

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