HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - It was a good old summer storm overnight drenching a good portion of the Lakeshore that needed the rain, but leaving some damage behind. High winds in excess of 50 MPH knocked off limbs and blew over trees and that took out power lines. It left over 11 thousand Consumers Energy customers in Allegan County without power, the hardest hit area in West Michigan, while there are 12 hundred without power in Ottawa County. There are no reports of any injuries so far.
Crews from the Jackson-based utility were still evaluating the situation at dawn and weren’t sure how long it will take to fix all the damage. There are some traffic signals out. If you come upon one, treat it as a four way stop, and stay away from downed lines. They could be killers. There are also reports of ponding on some area roads due to the near flash-flood conditions.