Power restored to thousands in northeast GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Power has been restored to thousands of Consumers Energy customers in Kent County.

More than 4,700 customers on the northeast side of Grand Rapids were affected by the Wednesday morning outage, according to the online Consumers Energy outage map.

Power went out around 9:30 a.m. and was restored by 11 a.m.

A Consumers Energy spokesperson told 24 Hour News 8 a piece of equipment inside a substation was not working, which caused the outage. That piece of equipment has since been repaired.

Originally, Consumers Energy was estimating that power would be restored by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The outage occurred on one of the coldest days in December. Temperatures are only in the teens and strong winds will make it feel even colder at times.

 

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Online: Consumers Energy outage map

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