Power restored for many, crews continue to work


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Many in West Michigan have their power after winter storm left thousands without power Sunday.

Many woke up on the first day of December to a blanket of snow outside that caused icy roads, delayed flights and lots of power outages.

According to the Consumers Energy Map, 98% of power has been restored in West Michigan. Earlier on Sunday, they said power should be restored to most of West Michigan before the day ends.

Not only is West Michigan being impacted, but the entire state is from the recent severe weather.

Around 4 p.m., Great Lakes Energy says that power was restored for about 9,000 members and 11,000 remain without power. They say 10 counties are being impacted with Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo and Osceola having the largest impacted.

Great Lakes Energy says that if power is not restored by 10 p.m., people may want to seek alternative arrangements because it could be out overnight.

Updates from Great Lakes Energy can be found on their website, then by clicking Storm Central. They say they will provide updates every 15 minutes.

The Woodland Mall is just one of the many places that closed sections of the mall due to a power outage on this busy holiday weekend.

The weather even impacted travel at Gerald R. Ford Airport. Be sure to check flights ahead of time for delays or cancellations.

Stay with News 8 as we continue to track local power outages and road conditions.

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