Traffic crash, power outage shut down W. Sherman Blvd in Norton Shores

NORTON SHORES, Mich.  —  W. Sherman Boulevard was closed for several hours for cleanup after an SUV slammed into a power pole.

The crash occurred around 6:18 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Great Lakes Fresh Market at 1663 W. Sherman in Norton Shores. It brought power lines down and prompted closure of Sherman between Estes and Wickham streets.

Consumers Energy repair crews were called to the scene and power was reported to be out for about 800 customers. That number had been reduced to about 322 outages by 10 p.m., but the estimated restoration time was pushed back to 1 a.m. Thursday, more than three hours later than original Consumers’ projections.

The Muskegon County Hazardous Materials Team and Comcast also were summoned to the scene for crash cleanup.

Norton Shores Police say the driver of the vehicle was “not intoxicated and was not injured.”

W. Sherman Boulevard was reopened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, and power was restored.

Anyone with more information to assist in the investigation is asked to contact Norton Shores Police Department at (231)-733-2691, or Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.

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