GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Thousands of people around West Michigan are waking up to no power Saturday morning.
According to the Consumer's Energy power outage map, Kent County has around 2,300 outages as of 7:30 a.m.
Muskegon County has more than 2, 200 outages, and Ottawa County has more than 800 outages as of 7:30 a.m.
Officials from Ottawa County told 24 Hour News 8 that they've received multiple calls of downed trees and power outages in the area. They said Spring Lake Township, Park Township and the Grand Haven City area were impacted.
24 Hour News 8 spoke to an official from Consumer's Energy. The official said crews are working to assess damage and will have a better idea of when power will be restored at around 8 a.m.
Officials advise people to stay away from downed power lines.
We get a brief break from the "lake-effect machine" Friday.
A few flurries occurred Thursday night. Lows held in the teens and the wind relaxed to the 5 to 10 mph range, with 20s at the Lake Michigan.
On Thursday, the medical examiner's office said CMU student Kelly Markatos died as a result of the eating disorder bulimia.