Power restored after accident spurred local outages

Power was returned to residents Friday evening after portions of the Bailey neighborhood in East Lansing went dark when a commercial bus struck a utility pole, according to police.

East Lansing police Sgt. Chad Pride said the bus driver misjudged a southbound turn from Park Lane onto Elizabeth Street, causing him to hit the pole and snap the wire on top of the pole.

Pride said many East Lansing residents went without power for about two hours before it was restored. Police also began directing traffic when nearby traffic lights stopped working.

There were no reported injuries.

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