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Power Outages in Mid-Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Consumers Energy spokesperson Dan Bishop tells 6 News approximately 1,500 customers in Grand Ledge lost power Saturday around 6:30 p.m.

Bishop says an equipment failure at a utility substation is to blame, but no word yet on what caused the failure. Utitlity crews are on-site at the substation to fix the problem.

Bishop estimates power should be restored to the Eaton County customers by 10 p.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, about 6,000 Consumers Energy customers in Jackson County also lost power Saturday mostly affecting those who live south and west of Jackson.

Bishop says it all started around 3:00 pm after a tree fell into a primary high voltage power line.

He predicts it's likely the tree was weakened during a snow storm earlier this week.

Power is expected to be restored for those Jackson County customers around 8:00 p.m. Saturday.

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