FLINT --(04/03/11) -- Some people were in the middle of eating their dinner when the lights went out in one of Genesee County's most popular business districts Sunday. A Consumers Energy spokesman says 1,400 customers lost power in Flint and Flint Township, causing a power outage along Miller Road.
The outage, which was caused by a blown transformer, caused traffic signals to stop working and restaurants to suddenly go dark.
The outage was caused by what's called a blown "cut out."
The power has been restored.