Saginaw Co. power outage caused by fallen tree

Fallen tree in Saginaw County caused a major power outage.
Fallen tree in Saginaw County caused a major power outage.(WNEM)
Published: May. 16, 2023 at 4:46 PM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2023 at 5:45 PM EDT
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - Thousands of Consumers Energy customers in Saginaw County were without power in Saginaw County after a tree on Hess Avenue fell onto some power lines.

The outage was reported at 4:26 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, initially leaving over 8,500 without power in Saginaw County.

As of 7 a.m. on May 17, Consumers Energy reported about 1,200 customers were still without power.

In a statement to TV5, Consumers Energy spokesperson Josh Paciorek said, “The cause of the outage was trees impacting our lines. Consumers Energy crews were able to restore around 3,000 customers by around 9 p.m., and our crews expect to restore the remaining customers tonight.”

The tree that caused the outage had fallen onto some power lines on Hess Avenue between Washington Avenue and Russell Street in Saginaw, Paciorek said.

The Consumers Energy power outage map said power is estimated to return to most residents by about 4:15 a.m. early tomorrow morning.

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