1.4K hit by Christmas outage in Kent, Ottawa counties

The shaded region shows Consumers Energy customers who were without power on Christmas Day 2017. (Consumers Energy)

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy crews worked in frigid temperatures overnight on Christmas to restore power to more than 1,400 homes and businesses in the dark in Kent and Ottawa counties.

The outage was first reported around 6:55 p.m. Monday and was centered in the area of Wilson Avenue and 84th Street/Byron Road SW in Byron and Jamestown townships. Power was fully restored to the area by 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26.

At least 1,417 customers were affected, according to the utility company’s outage map. The majority of those outages were in Kent County.

A Consumers Energy spokeswoman says the outage stemmed from a piece of primary line that came down northwest of 84th Street and Byron Center Avenue. It’s unclear if the weather conditions were to blame for the outage.

The outages comes as temperatures are expected to dip into the single digits, marking the coldest temperatures so far this season. The National Weather Service also extended its Winter Weather Advisory for many counties in West Michigan until 7 a.m. Tuesday.