Power restored to more than 5K in Walker-GR area

Power outage in the Walker-Grand Rapids area. (Courtesy Consumers Energy/July 2, 2015)

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — Power has been restored to thousands of Consumers Energy customers in the Walker-Grand Rapids area.

The power outage occurred around 8:45 a.m. Thursday and affected more than 5,300 customers between I-96 and Lake Michigan Drive NW, according to the Consumers Energy online outage map.

Consumers Energy told 24 Hour News 8 that a bird got into the substation causing the outage.

Power was restored just before 11 a.m.

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Online: Consumers Energy outage map

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