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Tuesday Power Outages
Wednesday Oct 11, 2017 8:20am
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – It turned out to be a long day for the Sturgis Electric Department.

Power outages were reported around Sturgis starting at 5:50 Tuesday morning. Electric Department Supervisor John Griffith explains what happened. ...... {LISTEN}.

Power was restored to a majority of the City by 8:50 AM. However, Griffith says he and his crews had to wait to get the rest of Sturgis on line, including the Hydro Plant, the Hydro Line and a circuit that runs out of the Diesel Plant.

Griffith says with a situation like this, you just can't re-route electricity. ...... {LISTEN}.

Power was finally restored by 3:05 PM.

In addition to Sturgis, all of White Pigeon and it's surrounding area were without power for most of the day. Electric service was restored there by 3:05 PM as well. The power outage led to the canceling of classes for White Pigeon Community Schools along with Lake Area Christian School in Sturgis.

LaGrange County was also in the dark for approximately an hour. The power line that came down affected many customers, including those on REMC's north substation.

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