Squirrel blamed for Grand Rapids power outage

Posted at 12:01 PM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 13:54:44-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  2,700 Consumers Energy customers were without power for a time in Grand Rapids.

According to the Outage Map, it was first reported at around 11:13 a.m. on Monday.

Officials say a squirrel got into a substation near Michigan and Lafayette causing the outage. They confirm not much damage was caused.

Power was fully restored by 12:30 p.m.