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      Window washing truck gets stuck in power lines, disrupts power for thousands

      Thousands lost power late this morning after a bucket truck that was washing windows got stuck in a 46,000 volt power line.

      Thousands lost power late this morning after a bucket truck that was washing windows got stuck in a 96,000 volt power line.

      Consumers Energy said it is their understanding that no one was hurt.

      Nearly 3,400 Consumers customers are without power, but officials estimate power will be back within the hour. In addition, 636 Traverse City Light and Power customers lost power but all have since been restored. Most of the customers affected by the outage were located on Old Mission Peninsula and near downtown Traverse City.

      To monitor outages by using the Consumers Energy outage map, click here.