February 6, 2016

Broken power pole causes outage

Tim Barnum
Consumers Energy line workers make repairs near the top of a power pole that was broken Dec. 26, causing more than 400 people to lose power in the Sterling area.

STERLING — A broken power pole alongside Wyatt Road in Sterling is believed to have caused people in that area to lose electricity Dec. 26.

According to Brian Wheeler, a spokesperson for Consumers Energy, about 450 people spread throughout Sterling, Deep River Township and Adams Township lost power around 11 a.m. due to the pole breaking. He said how the pole was damaged was not reported.

Wheeler told the Independent a little more than 100 people remained without power as of 2:15 p.m.

Debra Dodd, of Consumers Energy, told the Independent Dec. 27 that all power had been restored in the area by 6 p.m. Dec. 26.

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