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We Might Be Doing it Wrong! Here’s What You SHOULD Do at a Traffic Light that Loses Power (Maybe)

According to the Michigan State Police in Detroit, you're NOT supposed to treat them as a four-way stop. According to the Michigan State Police in West Michigan, you are. Who's right?

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Business Offering Assistance to Westsiders Without Power

They often say “The West side is the Best side” and one business on Leonard St. is proving that once again today during the extreme wind conditions...

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Unprecedented Monthly Highs
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Planned Power Outage for More Than 2K in Kent County Early Saturday

Around 2,400 Consumers Energy customers will be without power early Saturday while crews make repairs, Wood TV8 reports.

The planned outage will start around 2:30a.m.

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Power Restored To Northeast Side Of Grand Rapids

Just over 4,500 Consumers Energy customers woke up Sunday morning to their power being out.

Why?  Because a squirrel thought it had found affordable housing near downtown and jumped into a substation...

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Unprecedented Monthly Highs
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Planned Power Outage for More Than 4K in Grand Rapids Early Wednesday

Around 4,560 Consumers Energy customers in Kent County will be without power for a few hours early Wednesday while crews make repairs, Wood TV8 reports.

The planned outage will start around 2a.m.

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Storm Damage Closes Michigan State Parks

Power outages, fallen trees and downed power lines are being reported at multiple Michigan state parks following strong thunderstorms this morning.

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Cedar Point Closed Monday After Storm Damage

Anyone planning to head to Cedar Point today will have to hold off. The Sandusky, Ohio amusement park remains closed today Cedar a storm damaged power lines yesterday, WZZM-13 reports. 

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High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power in West Michigan

Sunday night's severe weather and high winds left nearly 200,000 without power across Michigan, including over 20,000 in West Michigan.

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Power Outage Reported Along Plainfield Ave. & 3 Mile Road

About 2,700 Consumers Energy customers are without power on the northeast side of Grand Rapids this afternoon.

According to the Consumers Energy Outage Map, the outage started just after 2:00pm and is affecting the area along Plainfield Avenue, I-96 and Three Mile Road NE. Traffic signals are out in the area.

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Power Restored On Grand Rapids’ East Side

This morning I woke up in the dark, which is normal, since we don't generally sleep with the lights on. But, it was really dark. No power. Turns out 5,000 other homes on Grand Rapids northeast side were in the same boat. And now we know why.

Consumers Energy is saying that this morning's outage was likely caused by a raccoon that crossed a switch. As of 7:30 a.m. power had been returned to all that were effected. 

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Crash Causes Power Outage In Downtown Grand Rapids

A semi truck crashed into an electrical pole at a Grand Rapids intersection and knocked out power to buildings throughout the downtown area Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at around 10:30 a.m. at Michigan Street and Diamond Avenue.

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More than 70,000 Without Electricity in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

As of noon today, more than 285,000 Consumers Energy customers statewide were without power caused by a snow and ice storm over the weekend.

That includes nearly 70,000 in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, according to the Jackson, Mich.-based utility.

 

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