Thousands without power across Ottawa, Barry Counties

Posted at 8:11 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 23:21:32-05

Consumers Energy Outage Map. Screenshot, Jan 5, 2017 circa 11:20 pm.

WEST MICHIGAN — Large swathes of West Michigan are without power Thursday night.

Much of Barry County – mostly concentrated around Hastings – is without power; the Consumers Energy outage map estimates nearly 7,000 customers as of 10 p.m. This outage happened around 9:15 p.m.

In Ottawa County, just over a 1,000 lost power near Zeeland after 7 p.m.

Consumers Energy says they’re investigating the causes of both outages. Barry County residents are looking at power restoration around midnight; Ottawa County sometime around 2 a.m. and will let customers know when they can expect to have power restored.

Barry County dispatch officials ask residents to not call 9-1-1 if they’re just reporting an outage. Consumers Energy can be called at 1-800-477-5050.