Power restored to thousands in Barry, Allegan counties

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Power has been restored to 7,740 Consumers Energy customers after an hourslong outage in Barry and Allegan counties.

Power was fully restored before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Consumers’ interactive outage map.

Two hours earlier, 5,637 customers in Barry County and 755 customers in Allegan County were still without power. That’s about 21 percent and 1.5 percent of Consumers Energy customers in the counties, respectively.

The outages were spread across several townships, including Gun Plain, Hope, Martin, Orangeville, Prairieville, Watson and Wayland.

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Consumers Energy Spokesman Terry DeDoes said the outage was caused by a failed cross-arm on an electric line in Gun Lake. The cross-arm supplies power to four substations.

DeDoes said the outage initially affected 7,740 customers. Power was fully restored to all of those customers about 90 minutes ahead of the utility company’s predictions.