Squirrel blamed for Grand Rapids power outage

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  2,700 Consumers Energy customers were without power for a time in Grand Rapids.

According to the Outage Map, it was first reported at around 11:13 a.m. on Monday.

Officials say a squirrel got into a substation near Michigan and Lafayette causing the outage. They confirm not much damage was caused.

Power was fully restored by 12:30 p.m.

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