Thousands without power in Muskegon County

Muskegon County power outage 090414

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.




Consumers Energy interactive power outage map


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