WHITEHALL, Mich. (WOOD) — Thousands of Consumers Energy customers are still without power after an outage occurred Thursday morning.
Around 2,000 customers in the Whitehall area of Muskegon County remain without power as of 4 p.m., according to the Consumers Energy power outage map.
Power was lost when lightning struck a substation south of downtown Whitehall, according to Roger Morgenstern with Consumers Energy.
Power is expected to be restored by 8 p.m. Thursday, Morgenstern said. However, additional storm activity could change that.
Whitehall District Schools originally posted a two hour delay, but was later forced to close school for the day due to the outage.