Ice storm takes out power across West Michigan

Posted at 7:28 AM, Apr 15, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Thousands of people across Michigan remained without power after ice fell on the area as part of a major Midwest storm on Sunday.

The Consumers Energy Outage map showed at about 7:30 a.m. that almost 4,000 Kent County customers were without power.  Allegan has 2,000 outages, Calhoun 1,500, and Ottawa and Ionia County had about 1,300 each.  Click here to see the map.

Ice and freezing rain is continuing, so more outages are possible throughout the morning.

Area roadways are also slow and slippery. Click here to see the latest traffic map.

FOX 17 News will have coverage throughout the day.  Download the FOX 17 Weather App for latest warnings and advisories and the live interactive radar.

Also in West Michigan, Great Lakes Energy said its lineworker crews were continuing restoration efforts throughout the area.

Electrical service was knocked out in 22 of the Great Lakes Energy cooperative’s 26 counties. Since late Friday night, crews have restored power to 15,368 members.

As of 10 a.m. Sunday 1,656 members in 17 counties remained without power. GLE lineworker crews assisted by outside contractor crews continued  to battle the elements as they work to restore power. The heavy spring snow has caused trees to sag or fall on lines impacting efforts.

Of the 17 counties with GLE members remaining without power, the largest outages were in parts of Antrim, Charlevoix and Newaygo counties.

Great Lakes Energy members can report their power outages  by calling 1-888-485-2537 or by logging into their online accounts.