Hundreds lose power in Kent County after crash

Kent County
Crews work to repair a utility pole after a crash in Kent County Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

Crews work to repair a utility pole after a crash in Kent County Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of homes and businesses lost power after a vehicle hit a utility pole early Thursday morning.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 2 a.m. at the intersection of S. Division Avenue and 54th Street near the Kentwood/Wyoming city limits.

The Consumers Energy outage map showed 1,499 customers were without power, which has since been restored.

Grand River Preparatory High School was closed Thursday due to the power outage.

The intersection was closed for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene and restore power. It has since reopened.

Dispatchers said there are no reports of injuries in the crash.

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