Power out in Kent, Montcalm counties

Power out in Kent, Montcalm counties

There are 14 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 20, 2009, titled Power out in Kent, Montcalm counties. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Power outages are being reported in northern Kent County and Montcalm County. The outages started around 5 a.m. Monday and it appears there is a problem with a power substation on Ramsdell Drive.

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greenville

Ionia, MI

#1 Apr 20, 2009
ok...?

“Russian ties?”

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#2 Apr 20, 2009
Another squirrel??
Viewer

Traverse City, MI

#3 Apr 20, 2009
My mother lives in the affected area,and her electricity came back on around 8:50 a.m.
rabbithash66

Jackson, MI

#4 Apr 20, 2009
Can't control Mother Nature or God!
what

Caledonia, MI

#5 Apr 20, 2009
What is the deal? It was out all over Standale/Walker/Tallmadge township yesterday. I think there is more to it then they are telling us!!!
shop american

Sterling Heights, MI

#6 Apr 20, 2009
rabbithash66 wrote:
Can't control Mother Nature or God!
The weather wasn't even bad. Just crappy service!
CedarRock Resident

United States

#7 Apr 20, 2009
This is nothing new - we loose power all the time; acts of God, falling tree, wind blows the wrong way . . . whatever the reason may be, it is not unusual for us to loose power at least a couple times a week during normal weather conditions, more frequently during storm season, winter and when the wind blows.
woo hoo

Jackson, MI

#8 Apr 20, 2009
OK you jerks.....try working in raining and crappy weather...even if that didn't cause the outage. All an animal has to do is touch a wire and an outage can occur. Do you want to sit there all day and make sure nothing climbs poles or comes in contact with the wires? Next time you're out of power on a holiday, maybe the lineworkers will just stay home so that they can have a holiday with their family instead of making sure YOU have a holiday with your family and power. Give the guys a break!
annoyed

Bellaire, MI

#9 Apr 20, 2009
what wrote:
What is the deal? It was out all over Standale/Walker/Tallmadge township yesterday. I think there is more to it then they are telling us!!!
You're the kind of person who is scared of your own shadow, right? Chill potato chill.. LOL
Doug

Holland, MI

#10 Apr 20, 2009
The timing of the outage was right at 5:00am by my mobile phone time. I just fed the cat and was about to clean up the can for recycling when I saw the bluish glow of whatever was arcing at the substation from out of my north facing kitchen window. The arcing occurred twice along with my power simultaneously glitching once then completely off. My power was restored to my place by 7:30am (2 1/2 hours later).
Doug

Holland, MI

#11 Apr 20, 2009
I was just reading the comments others have written after I posted mine. I really hope it was a squirrel. I hate to think that the utilities are gaining evidence to support their claim that they need to raise the rates by a double digit percentage to pay for new infrastructure.
Little Billy

United States

#12 Apr 21, 2009
All I have to say is when was the last time anyone got up at 0'Dark Thirty am to do anything for you? Consider what you pay and what you get. Want to lug water or run your pump, etc.? 125 years ago the service many of you complain about was a miracle and still would be in countless places. My power went out too, but most of the time it's actually pretty good!
rabbithash66

Jackson, MI

#13 Apr 21, 2009
shop american wrote:
<quoted text>
The weather wasn't even bad. Just crappy service!
You never here anyone say "thanks" for all the time you do have power! Like now as you read this posting! And controlling something like that would be like you controlling the deer population..and being able to stop them from crossing the roads..can you do that?
rabbithash66

Jackson, MI

#14 Apr 21, 2009
woo hoo wrote:
OK you jerks.....try working in raining and crappy weather...even if that didn't cause the outage. All an animal has to do is touch a wire and an outage can occur. Do you want to sit there all day and make sure nothing climbs poles or comes in contact with the wires? Next time you're out of power on a holiday, maybe the lineworkers will just stay home so that they can have a holiday with their family instead of making sure YOU have a holiday with your family and power. Give the guys a break!
Thank you for all that you do!!

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