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Power restored in downtown Grand Rapids

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Consumers Energy outage map - Tuesday, 8:00am

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A large portion of downtown Grand Rapids was without power for a short time this morning.

The outage happened around 8:00am and affected city hall, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Van Andel Arena.  There is no word yet on a cause.  The City of Grand Rapids tells us that power was restored at city hall at about 8:30am.

All power was restored in the area around 9 a.m.

You can check local power outages on the Consumer Energy Outage Map.

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  • Gerald VanderHorst

    Good! Maybe city hall will get something productive accomplished for a change! Like approving plans to upgrade the power grid. It is stretched thin as it is, there is no way it can support the kind of additional growth that they have begun to implement. People have been telling them that for years now, but they have ignored all the warnings. They have painted themselves into a corner with tax breaks for all these new development projects too, so that none of these places are paying their fair share toward upgrading these infrastructure elements. So when the poiwer grid does fail and upgrading becomes an emergency situation, the city won’t have the money to pay for it. Meaning they will increase taxes on the people who live and work in the city even higher than they already are, rather than levy taxes on the big businesses who use the majority of the poiwer and who made the upgrade necessary in the first place.

    What really galls me is that they think that we, the citizens of this city, are too stupid to see these things. Well, I can see it. And I am lucky enough to be able to see it far enough in advance to be able to sell my house at a decent profit and move out of the city before it happens and before I am left holding the bag and having to pay to fix a problem caused by the gross and deliberate mismanagement of some pretty despicable city leaders. Not leaders…fleecers.

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