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Power outage leaves part of downtown Flint in the dark

About 500 Consumers Energy customers in downtown Flint lost electricity Friday.
About 500 Consumers Energy customers in downtown Flint lost electricity Friday.(source: Consumers Energy)
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 1:59 PM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - A power outage left a large swath of downtown Flint in the dark Friday afternoon.

The power outage was reported around 1:45 p.m., according to Consumers Energy. About 500 customers lost electricity, including several businesses and government facilities north of I-69 and west of I-475.

Flint City Hall closed for the day around 2 p.m., so the deadline to sign up for water service line replacements is extended until Monday. The Genesee County Courthouse also lost power.

Consumers didn’t immediately have a cause for the outage, but a car pole crash was reported in the area of Fifth and Court streets earlier Friday in the area affected by the outage.

The utility estimates power will be restored by 5:45 p.m., but that time is subject to change.

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