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BWL to Hold Press Conference Following Outage Caused by Train Accident in East Lansing

Dec 11, 2021 2:46 PM

The media is invited to a press conference where the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) will provide an update on outages following an incident with a train and high winds in East Lansing. Around 11am today, an eastbound train crossing Hagadorn Rd. near Michigan State University’s campus entangled with a third party wire attachment, causing several BWL power poles to break along Hagadorn Rd. between Grand River Ave. and Mt. Hope Ave. causing around 4,000 customers to lose power.

WHERE: BWL REO Depot, 1201 S. Washington Ave., Lansing

WHEN: Saturday, December 11 at 4pm

WHO: BWL General Manager Dick Peffley; officials from the City of East Lansing and Meridian Township

Customers can get an update on outages at

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Lansing Board of Water & Light

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