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Power restored to thousands in Whitehall area

3:41 AM, Jul 2, 2013   |    comments
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WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- It took energy crews eight hours to restore power for thousands of customers on the lakeshore.

Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, a substation in the Whitehall area failed, leaving 2,370 homes and businesses without service.

Customers called the WZZM 13 Information Center complaining of traffic delays from a combination of darkened signals, road constriction, and increased traffic from the nearby Electric Forest Music Festival in Rothbury.

Power was restored at 4:30 p.m., 90 minutes earlier than the projected restoration time of 6 p.m.

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