Severe thunderstorms hit West Michigan Aug. 28

Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 23:09:36-04

WEST MICHIGAN -  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for several West Michigan counties until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Damaging winds are the greatest threat, with an isolated tornado not out of the question. Multiple severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Tuesday evening.

Allegan County Sheriff's Department dispatch said there were numerous vehicle slideoffs along southbound US-131 between Dorr and Wayland due to standing water on the expressway.

Newaygo County issued a warning Tuesday evening that storms caused "substantial" damage across the county.  The sheriff's office said several roads would remain impassable until crews could clear them.

"If you do not need to travel this evening, please remain off the roadway until we can ensure that all travel is safe," a message posted on the department's Facebook page said.

A majority of the storms showed signs of winds approaching 60 miles per hour. Thousands of Consumers Energy customers were without power Tuesday evening.

We'll have live storm coverage on our FOX 17 Facebook page.  Click here for interactive radar