Dump truck hits power lines, knocks out power to hundreds in Grandville

Kent County

A screenshot of Consumers Energy’s outage map showing a power outage in Grandville Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A dump truck hit some power lines in Grandville Monday morning, knocking out power to more than 1,500 customers.

Consumers Energy’s outage map showed that 1,578 customers were affected by the outage, which was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday. The outage affected customers between Kenowa Avenue SW east to Wilson Avenue SW and Chicago Drive SW south to Rivertown Parkway SW.

Grandville Public Schools said all classes are canceled Monday after Grandville High School, which supplies lunches to the entire district, lost power.

Kent County dispatcher told News 8 that a dump truck took down power lines near Rivertown Crossings. It’s unclear exactly how the dump truck took down the lines.

Power was restored sometime before 11:15 a.m. Monday.

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