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Power restored in downtown Flint

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Over 2,000 customers were without were without power for a few hours in the downtown Flint area Thursday afternoon.

A Consumers Energy spokesperson said a fire caused a system failure at a substation. Mott Community College had to close at 2 p.m. because of the power outage.

Two large pockets of outages affected customers from Pasadena Avenue south to Welch Boulevard. That same pocket stretched west to Dupont Street and east to N. Saginaw Street. Nearly 800 customers were in the dark in that pocket.

The other large pocket affected customers from E. Hamilton Avenue south to the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint. That same pocket stretched west to S. Saginaw Street and east to Kearsley Park. That pocket had nearly 900 customers in the dark.

Up to 500 customers were without power in an area just west of the University of Michigan-Flint's campus also.

Consumers Energy crews restored power to the area around 4 p.m. Thursday.

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