A power outage caused by a car hitting a utility pole has left about 1700 business and residential customers without power in downtown Houghton and out along M-26 Monday.
UPPCO crews were on site and attempting to perform some switching to bring power in to many customers. According to officials the repair process takes an hour or two.
Other customers will remain out in the immediate area of the accident while crews replace the broken pole prior to re-energizing the area.
It could take several hours before all customers are restored.
Further details on the accident will be released at a later time.