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Downed power line knocks out power to 1,250 in Saginaw Township

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A downed utility pole caused the power to go out for about 1,250 Saginaw Township residents.{ }(Photo: MGN)

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A downed utility pole caused the power to go out for about 1,250 Saginaw Township residents.

According to Saginaw Township Police Chief Don Pussehl, the utility pole was brought down on State Street between Hemmeter and Center.

Traffic in the area was temporarily diverted while crews worked to clear the roadway.

Consumers Energy customers in an area stretching from just south of Shattuck Road in the north to Brockway Road in the South and between North Center Road in the west to just before Mackinaw Road in the east had service affected.

The company estimates service will be restored by 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

While Chief Pussehl says the cause of the outage hasn’t yet been confirmed, initial reports said the power line was brought down after being snagged by a passing tractor trailer.

No one was injured in the incident.