Power back on in Grand Rapids, 8,000 affected

More than 8,000 people were without power in Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - UPDATE: Power was restored at 6:10 p.m. More than 8,000 customers ended up being affected by the outage. The cause of the outage was equipment failure in a substation on Wealthy St. The Griffins' doors are open and they are starting at 8 p.m. 

ORIGINAL STORY: According to a Consumers Energy outage map, about 6,700 customers in the Grand Rapids area are without power. 

The first outage was reported around 3:38 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. 

According to representative from Consumers Energy, power is estimated to be restored around 6:30 p.m. They are not sure what the cause of the outage is, but it is involving their high voltage system, which powers parts of the downtown area. 

Crews are on the scene trying to solve the problem. 

GRPD and the Kent County Sheriff's Department are helping direct traffic downtown. 

According to a representative from the Grand Rapids Griffins, they are delaying when doors will open for the game tonight. Doors where scheduled to open at 6 p.m. but staff is waiting to see when power will come back on. 

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