Power back on after outage hits parts of Saginaw Co. - WNEM TV 5

Power back on after outage hits parts of Saginaw Co.

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A view of the impacted power substation. A view of the impacted power substation.
SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Consumers Energy says eleven substations were affected after a primary electric line suffered a problem and power stopped flowing to large parts of Saginaw County.

Most of the costumers impacted by the outage have seen their juice restored as of 8 p.m.

Consumers Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler told TV5 there was an issue with a primary electric line and crews worked to switch the power load to other stations temporarily to get people back online.

Power went out around 3 p.m. in parts of Bridgeport and St. Charles, as well as large stretches of downtown Saginaw on Monday.

Power was out for many from Merrill in the west to Frankenmuth to the east, Freeland to the north and Oakley to the south.

Consumers said about 20,800 customers were without power for between three and six hours. That meant about 20 percent of the county was without power at some point.

As of 8:20 p.m., only select segments of downtown Saginaw and areas south of Ezra Rust were experiencing a power loss.

TV5 has learned tonight's Saginaw City council meeting has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23. Other events have also had cancellations -- calling ahead to see if businesses are open due to the outage could be wise.

Stay with WNEM.com as we continue to monitor this situation.

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