Smoke rises from downed power lines along 28th Street in Grand Rapids. (Douglas Wright/ReportIt)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy crews are responding to an outage impacting nearly 2,000 homes and businesses in the Grand Rapids area.
The outage affects customers in the 28th Street area east of US-131, mostly between Division and Kalamazoo avenues.
The utility company said it took the first report about the outage just before 2 p.m. Monday. At that time, 857 customers were affected.
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A company spokesman says the number of customers impacted went up to 1,877 shortly before 3 p.m., when Consumers Energy had to de-energize the system to make it safe for crews to repair downed lines on 28th Street near Division Avenue.
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