High winds leave thousands without power in W MI

More than 20,000 Consumers Energy customers in Michigan were in the dark Monday due to high winds (Dec. 26, 2016/Courtesy: Consumers Energy)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy says high winds knocked out power to than 20,000 customers across the state, including more than 3,000 in West Michigan Monday night.

Spokesman Brian Wheeler told 24 Hour News 8 that most of the outages occurred between 7 and 8 p.m.

Peak wind gusts across West Michigan Monday night (Dec. 26, 2016)
Peak wind gusts across West Michigan Monday night (Dec. 26, 2016)

Power had been restored to thousands of homes by early Tuesday morning. The latest numbers across West Michigan by county as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Consumers Energy outage map:

  • Allegan: 1,332
  • Barry: 70
  • Ionia: 90
  • Kalamazoo: 71
  • Montcalm: 296
  • Ottawa: 67

Wheeler says he did not have an exact estimation on when power would be restored to everyone, but said outages could last into Tuesday. He advises customers to check the outage map for updates.

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