Power restored for most in GR after outage on Christmas

Grand Rapids
A screenshot of the Consumers Energy outage map showing an outage in Grand Rapids Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.

A screenshot of the Consumers Energy outage map showing an outage in Grand Rapids Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Power has been restored for most Consumers Energy customers who were without power in Grand Rapids on Christmas.

According to the Consumers Energy outage map, the outage was first reported shortly before 12 p.m Wednesday.

More than 3,800 customers were without power in Grand Rapids.

A Consumers Energy spokesperson told News 8 that a car crashed into a utility pole, knocking out power to the affected customers. She said police are searching for the driver who left the scene of the crash.

As of 10:45 p.m. less than 70 customers were without power.

A majority of affected customers had their power restored shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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