Power goes out on Kalamazoo's West Side

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Power goes out on Kalamazoo's West Side

Wednesday, June 7, 200

Homes and businesses on Kalamazoo's West Side went dark for several hours Tuesday evening after an electric substation in the Oakwood neighborhood shut down.

Consumers Energy spokesman Timothy Pietryga said 1,664 customers lost power at 7:35 p.m. when the substation "locked out," meaning it detected a fault in the line and turned itself off for protection.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Lt. Steven Yonker said officers placed four-way stop signs at the intersection of Parkview Avenue and Oakland Drive when the traffic signal there stopped functioning. Police were checking the area for other intersections affected by the outage.

Pietryga said service was restored to the area within four hours.

"We don't know what the exact cause is right now," he said Tuesday night.


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), June 07, 2000


Two power outage stories in a row from unknown causes. Could this have anything to do the the solar outbreak? Hmmmmmm


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), June 07, 2000.

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