3 1/2-hour power outage hits downtown GR

Downtown Grand Rapids was hit by a 3 1/2-hour power outage this morning that left many major buildings, hotels and the police station without electrical service. The outage happened about 4:45 a.m. and generators were used to power buildings. Consumers Energy said the outage included about 700 customers, and was blamed on an equipment failure at a substation. The utility said power was restored later this morning. Police said traffic lights weren't affected.
AP Wire
Aug 2, 2011

Downtown Grand Rapids was hit by a 3 1/2-hour power outage this morning that left many major buildings, hotels and the police station without electrical service.

The outage happened about 4:45 a.m. and generators were used to power buildings. Consumers Energy said the outage included about 700 customers, and was blamed on an equipment failure at a substation.

The utility said power was restored later this morning.

Police said traffic lights weren’t affected.

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