Whitmer declares state of emergency for Grand Rapids

LANSING (WJRT)- (02/09/19)- Governor Gretchen Whitmer declares a state of emergency for the City of Grand Rapids due to widespread power outages and hazardous driving conditions caused by severe weather.

The Governor said first responders and volunteer services continue to work diligently to protect public health and safety, while utility workers continue efforts to restore power to the residents of Grand Rapids.

Whitmer said declaration will ensure state assistance is available to help the community with recovery efforts.

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