ALLEGAN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Below is a list of Consumers Energy power outages, as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday:
Allegan County: 7,647
Van Buren County: 7,224
Kalamazoo County: 5,662
Barry County: 1,883
Muskegon County: 1,324
Calhoun County: 637
Ottawa County: 49
Oceana County: 21
A Consumers Energy spokesman expects power to be fully restored to all of those areas by 4 p.m. on Friday.
OUTAGE MAP: www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap
ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - Tens of thousands of southwestern Michigan residents remain without power due to storms that dumped rain across the Midwest.
Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern says about 32,000 of the utility's 1.8 million customers were without power Thursday afternoon. Allegan and Van Buren were the hardest-hit counties, with about 14,000 outages between them.
Morgenstern says many customers will have power restored by the evening, while some in the hardest-hit areas will have to wait until Friday afternoon.
He says many trees struck power lines, bringing them down - along with poles in some cases.
On the other side of the state, some Detroit-area motorists had a tough commute as heavy rains from the night before caused flooding and standing water on roadways, including major freeways.