Thousands without power across West Michigan


(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Strong winds knock out power to thousands of families in West Michigan and beyond Tuesday morning.

Consumers Energy says they have been monitoring the weather situation and are dispatching crews to repair downed lines across our area.

At last check, the outages reported by Consumers Energy and Indiana Michigan Power included:

Kalamazoo - 2,592 customers

Van Buren - 417 customers

Allegan - 1,159 customers

Barry - 708 customers

Ottawa - 1,080 customers

Kent - 3,948 customers

Ionia - 204 customers

Branch - 33 customers

St. Joseph - 5 customers

Calhoun - 0 customers

If you want to check outages in your area, you can check the Consumers Energy outage map here, and the Indiana Michigan Power outage map here.

The windy weather is turning colder throughout the morning. Take a look at Meteorologist Jeff Porter's forecast here.

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