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Power outage affects thousands in Grand Haven

WZZM-TV • Sep 23, 2017 at 9:43 PM

UPDATE 10:30 p.m.: Grand Haven Board of Light and Power spokesperson Renee Molyneux said that a lightning arrestor burned up near the Third Street Bridge, causing a power outage for approximately 3,700 customers.

Power was out for about one hour and 53 minutes, she said. “The arrestor failed due to damage over time.”

A lightning arrester is a device used on electrical power systems and telecommunications systems to protect the insulation and conductors of the system from the damaging effects of lightning.

UPDATE 9:58 p.m.: Majority of customers have power restored. BLP outage map still shows a few scattered outages.

UPDATE: 9:51 p.m. Some people are reporting that power has been restored in some areas, including downtown Grand Haven.

There is a power outage in Grand Haven that has left thousands without power. 

According to an outage map from The Grand Haven Board of Light and Power, the outages started around 8 p.m. and they are affecting several areas of more than 500 meters. 

The outage map indicates, as of of 9:30 p.m. Saturday, more than 3,600 customers remained without power.

Grand Haven State Park is one place without power. 

According to a representative from the GHBLP, crews are on the scene working to fix the problem. They have not found any major issues, but it is most likely an overloaded circuit. 

There is no definite timeline on when power will be returned. 

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