Power outage leaves part of downtown Flint in the dark
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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