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Consumers Energy restores power following afternoon outages

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern says electrical service was restored by 6:10 p.m.  to all customers affected by a power outage in Grand Rapids. He tells Fox-17 a total of 8,094 customers were impacted Saturday afternoon, and the cause of the outage was an electrical failure.

A number of traffic lights were out, as well, in downtown Grand Rapids and on the city’s near Northwest Side.

James Gemmell/Fox-17


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids was hit with a large power outage in the central part of the city Saturday afternoon and into the evening.

According to Consumers Energy, a total of 6,706 customers lost electrical service at 3:38 p.m. Saturday.

The affected area was bounded by Ann Street on the north, Covell Avenue on the west, Wealthy Street on the south and Bostwick Avenue on the east.

Consumers spokesman Roger Morgenstern told FOX 17 that the cause of the outage is unknown and that crews have been assigned to work on the problem. However, he said it involves the company’s high-voltage system in the center of Grand Rapids.

Consumers estimated that power would be restored for all those affected by 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


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