Thousands of Grand Rapids residents lose electrical service

Posted at 9:23 AM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 09:23:50-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A total of 2,200  Consumers Energy customers were without power for several hours in Kent County on Saturday morning.

Consumers Energy said “an issue” at the Bowen Substation led to the outage, which affected customers on the north side of Grand Rapids in the area near Three Mile Road, Plainfield Avenue and East Beltline Avenue.

A Consumers spokeswoman said electrical service was expected to be restored by 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Power was returned to the area shortly after 11:30.