Lightning strike knocks out power in Lansing
Power distribution was restored at 11:38am today to 29,729 customers following a suspected lightning strike at 8:55am that caused the Eckert Substation to trip offline causing outages across BWL’s service territory.
Original Post - 10:45am
A suspected lightning strike on a key power substation knocked out power to 29,729 Lansing Board of Water and Light customers just before 9am this morning.
Electricity service is slowly being restored.
A utility spokesman is urging BWL customers to avoid any downed power lines today.