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Busy road in Plainfield Twp. reopens after driver crashes into utility pole

W. River Dr. between Pine Island Dr. and Buth Dr. was closed for several hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
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Utility crews attempt to restore power to residents after a car crashed into a pole on West River Drive.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — West River Drive from Pine Island to Buth is now back open after a single car crash closed the road in both directions Wednesday night. 

The Kent County Sheriff's Office says several power poles were taken down as a result of the crash.

The Consumers Energy's outage map showed 670 customers without power in the area Wednesday night, but as of 2:30 a.m. no outages remained on the map. 

Police say the driver has minor injuries and believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The road was closed for several hours, but as of 4:15 a.m. the barricades had been taken down and the road reopened in all directions. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


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