A broken utility pole caused some disruption in downtown Fenton Thursday morning.
Fenton Fire Chief Robert Cairnduff said a pole near Adelaide and Shiawassee Street had snapped at the base a few weeks ago and finally broke in the wind early this morning.
Firefighters responded to the scene at 3:45 a.m. and closed Adelaide Street from Shiawassee Street to Elizabeth Street. Consumers Energy crews have been working to repair the pole.
“The pole was kind of flopping in the roadway,” Cairnduff said. “It caused a brief power outage for the city as the power was turned off as the pole was stabilized.”
Consumers Energy Spokesman Roger Morgenstern said around 20 customers remained without power in the area around 9:45 a.m. with no estimation of restoration. He had no other information on the downed pole.
The incident forced The Laundry to close while work was being done. The restaurant re-opened at 9 a.m., according to its Facebook Page.