Consumers: Bird to blame for outage in NE Grand Rapids

The shaded area in a screen capture from the Consumers Energy outage map shows customers without power. (Oct. 5, 2017)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy has restored power to 1,155 homes and businesses in northeast Grand Rapids area.

The outage was reported around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of I-96, near Dean Lake Avenue, according to the company’s outage map. At one point, approximately 2,717 customers were affected.

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A Consumers Energy spokesperson said a bird hit a power line south of 4 Mile Road and Dean Lake Road, which knocked out the power. The company had power fully restored to the area by 1:30 p.m. Thursday.