Power outage in NE Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A portion of the northeast side of Grand Rapids is currently without power.

According to the Consumers Energy Outage Map, the outage happened at about 9:10 a.m.  Consumers Energy tells us power for most people may be back on as early as noon.

The traffic signals at Plainfield Avenue at 3 Mile Road, 3 Mile at Fuller Avenue, and North Park Street at Coit Avenue are not operating. Reports to us indicate the rest of the lights on Plainfield Avenue are operating.

Consumers said the cause was a squirrel in a substation.


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  • Nicholas Bleeker

    Holy crap, that is like a quarter of the city!
    And Roz Bliss is content to focus on cosmetic projects for the city when there are obvious and immediate infrastructure problems. Just like George did. Tell me…what is going to happen when all these development projects are completed and their electrical needs become a reality? We don’t have the electrical infrastructure to handle that kind of load, and nobody even thought to take that into consideration. Our grid is barely sufficient to handle our current needs, has no redundancies left, and is in nearly as bad a state of disrepair as our roads.
    Not one city leader has denied this, yet they all seem to think that city priorities ought to be planting trees, building splashpads, and all manner of other frivolous luxuries that market well.

    I can tell you what does not market well. A series of lawsuits stemming from infrastructure failures that a city knew were going to happen ahead of time and did nothing about.

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