Nearly 30,000 customers of the Lansing Board of Water & Light lost power after a suspected lightning strike hit one of the utility company's substations on Sunday morning.

At 1 p.m. the outage number dropped to just over 1,000 customers as BWL continued to restore service.

A spokesman for the Lansing Board of Water & Light says that a suspected lightning strike hit the Eckert Substation just before 9 a.m. on Sunday, causing it to trip offline.  Here's more information from WILX-TV 10.