Hundreds without power across windblown W. MI

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of homes and businesses were without power Wednesday afternoon as rain and gusty winds continued to sweep across West Michigan.

According to the Consumers Energy outage map, only Allegan and Kent counties had significant outages as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, with 186 and 143 customers affected, respectively.

Consumers Energy’s Public and Information Director Roger Morgenstern told 24 Hour News 8 that generally speaking, the outages were related to gusty winds and heavy rains. The saturated ground are bringing down trees, limbs and power lines.

At one point, more than 2,000 Consumers Energy customers were without power.

Customers can stay up to date on the latest, including restoration times, by checking the Consumers Energy outage map.

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