Comcast crews arrived this morning to create a stop-gap fix so traffic could pass through the Eagle Point Drive and Hayes Drive intersection.  Yesterday about 4:30 pm, a falling tree took out utility lines belonging to both Consumers Energy and Comcast.  Consumers restored normal service before 6 pm yesterday, and Comcast hoisted their lines off the roadway this morning.

Comcast crews will return to the site to effect permanent repairs, but it’s not known when that will take place.

Photo: Caroline King

Neighbors report that high winds toppled the tree which had been weakened by rot at its base.  The mishap damaged to a garage and the vehicle parked in the driveway, but no one was injured.  Neighbors cleared the tree from the roadway, but the downed wires prevented vehicles from passing through as you can see in this photo taken between 6 pm and 7 pm yesterday.

Below, Comcast crews at the scene late this morning.