GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Following strong winds across the area, Consumers Energy crews are working to restore power.

The Wind Advisory that was previously in effect for our West Michigan counties ended at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Throughout the day, high winds caused downed trees and power lines.

Consumers Energy reported 123,325 Michigan customers without power as of 9 p.m.

Storm Team 8 says the wind will subside through the evening.

A wind gust of 64 mph was measured at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport Saturday afternoon, and 59 mph was recorded at the Battle Creek Executive Airport according to the National Weather Service.

The lakeshore counties were also issued severe thunderstorm warnings shortly before 3 p.m. for the threat of 60 mph wind gusts.

The waves on Lake Michigan reached a height of 6 to 11 feet. Julie Walter, a Grand Rapids resident, captured these images today in Grand Haven.

  • Strong winds cause big waves on Lake Michigan in Grand Haven. (Courtesy: Julie Walter)
  • Strong winds cause big waves on Lake Michigan in Grand Haven. (Courtesy: Julie Walter)