Raccoon causes Grand Rapids power outage


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Thousands of Grand Rapids residents woke up without electrical power Monday morning.

Around 5,000 Consumers Energy customers on the city’s east side lost power around 5 a.m.

The outage affected residents between Paris Ave SE and Maryland Ave and as far north as Spencer Street and as far south as Alexander Street.

Crews believe the issue was a raccoon that damaged power lines at a substation on Harvey Street.

Consumers Energy restored power to residents just after 7 a.m.

YOU CAN SEE A MAP OF THE POWER OUTAGES HERE: http://www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap

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