More than 2,000 Board of Water and Light customers are in the dark. That’s after power went out in some parts of East Lansing.
The power outage happened just before 1 p.m., affecting 2,638 customers. The affected area includes large parts of downtown East Lansing and the neighborhoods north and east of downtown.
In East Lansing a number of traffic lights are out. If you are at an intersection that has non-working traffic lights, East Lansing Police ask that drivers treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
The BWL outage map estimates that power should be restored by 5 p.m.
An alert sent out by the city reminded drivers to treat intersections with stop lights as four way stop signs.
6 News is checking to find out what caused the outage, although it happened around the time a brief but powerful storm raced across the area.