Downed tree pierces Walker police cruiser

Kent County
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WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — The strong winds whipping through West Michigan Thursday also took their toll on a Walker police cruiser.

The public safety department posted a photo of the cruiser with shattered passenger side windows where a tree branch had pierced the glass.

In the Facebook post, Walker police say the corporal who drives the Chevrolet Tahoe is OK.

>>Inside Storm Team 8 Forecast

Officers in Walker were helping the city’s department of public works remove fallen trees and debris that had been blown by the strong winds Thursday.

Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen says the winds will persist through Friday, with gusts at 25 mph to 35 mph.

Walker police encourage everyone to secure any items that could fly away.

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