Power outages in West Michigan after thunderstorm

Kent County

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Several thousand Consumers Energy customers in West Michigan lost power Tuesday evening as thunderstorms rolled through the region.

Storm Team 8 says the storm was powerful enough to produce 65 mph winds at times. There are several downed power lines, including one that blocked M-37 near 108th Street south of Caledonia for some time.

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Outages were scattered, but Kalamazoo County had the highest number in the area with more than 5,200 customers affected. Across the state, some 15,200 customers were without service.

Here are some of those outages broken down by county as of about 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to Consumers’ interactive outage map:

  • Barry County: 123
  • Ionia County: 202
  • Kent County: 230
  • Montcalm County: 238

The storm was also blamed for a boat fire along Murray Lake in Kent County’s Grattan Township. The owners said firefighters told them the boat was struck by lightning. No one was on or around the boat, which was docked, and no one was hurt.


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