Tree knocks power out to hundreds of Consumers Energy customers

Power has been restored for most people after a tree fell on a power line in south Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Update: Power has been restored to the area, according to Consumers Energy's outage map.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Hundreds of Consumers Energy customers are in the dark after a tree fell on a power line.

The outage was reported around 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, with the downed tree near Madison Avenue and Brown Street SE, according to the utility. At least 1,900 customers do not have power.

Several utility poles and power lines are broken because of the fallen tree, spokesman Dennis McKee said. Crews are at the scene to make repairs, and some roads in the area are closed as a result. 

Power is expected to be restored by 6 p.m. 

An outage earlier in the day around Alpine Avenue and Leonard Street NW has been resolved, and that was because of a substation equipment issue, McKee said.

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