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Posted on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 : 3:30 p.m.

Power out; downed line blocks part of Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor

By Cindy Heflin

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Firefighters closed the westbound lanes of Washtenaw Avenue near Stadium Boulevard Thursday afternoon because of a downed power line.

Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com

Editor's note: Ann Arbor police said the road was reopened as of 5:30 p.m.

A downed power line closed the westbound lanes of Washtenaw Avenue near the intersection with Stadium Boulevard Thursday afternoon.

The road was closed in the area of the intersection with Manchester Road, a dispatcher with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said about 3:25 p.m.

Power was out for more than 500 DTE Energy customers in the area, according to the DTE Energy power outage map.

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The outage area is shown in yellow on the map.

DTE map

Comments

jns131

Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 3:25 a.m.

Skyline got half a day today due to another power outage. Interesting how they seem to be loosing power more often then not.

Ann English

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 9:36 p.m.

When I saw the headline, at first I thought that Trader Joe's was affected. Looks like some doctors' and physical therapists' offices and the university were affected, but NOT the Lamp Post Plaza businesses.

Ed Kimball

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 2:08 p.m.

When I saw the headline, I thought it might be related to the brief (2-second) outage we had near Earhart and Waldenwood around 7:30 pm last night. However, the timing doesn't seem consistent with that.