Eastman Avenue closed after crash damages power lines - WNEM TV 5

Eastman Avenue closed after crash damages power lines

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MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A closure in Midland County is expected to cause some traffic backups Thursday morning.

MDOT reported about 6 a.m. that Eastman Avenue between Sylvan Lane and Saginaw Road is closed in both directions while Consumers Energy crews repair downed power lines. 

Crews have been working overnight to reopen the roadway after a crash in the area, according to MDOT. We're told a pole with high-voltage wires was damaged in the crash. Crews are estimating a few more hours yet for this closure.

It's unclear if anyone was injured in the crash. 

Drivers are asked to find a different route.  

Midland Montessori School will be opening at 9 a.m. due to the power outage. 

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