Lights in Grand Rapids restored after power outage

Street lights out at the intersection of Lake Drive and Diamond Avenue (April 7, 2015).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Street lights and stop lights are back on in Grand Rapids following a power outage.

The Lighting, Signals and Signs Division of Grand Rapids told 24 Hour News 8 that the widespread outage was caused by a raccoon that got into a substation around midnight Friday.

A representative with Lighting, Signals and Signs said the city of Grand Rapids has its own power grid, but power is supplied by Consumers Energy.

The representative said the raccoon was still alive and “very angry” when workers from Consumers Energy arrived at the substation located at Monroe Avenue and Coldbrook Street, which caused a delay in fixing the problem.

The lights began coming back on around 4:30 a.m.


Consumers Energy outage map


Lighting, Signals and Signs division of Grand Rapids



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