High winds causing power outages; Barry Co. school evacuated

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Winds gusting to up to 60 mph are causing problems all around West Michigan this morning.

Several thousand people in Kent County are without power. A portion of downtown Grand Rapids and a portion of the Gerald R. Ford Airport are without power.

Consumers Energy map as of 12:45pm

Check out the Consumers Energy outage area here.  As of 11:00am, the online map was slowing down due to heavy usage.

Gale Warnings have been issued on Lake Michigan with waves expected to be 7-12 feet high. People are advised to stay off of piers and jetties.

In Barry County, Lakewood Early Childhood Center was evacuated after a portion of the school's roof was damaged. We'll have live reports from there starting at 4:00pm.

In Ionia County, I-96 was closed in both directions for a few hours at Jordan Lake due to wires down across the highway. That stretch reopened at about 1:00pm.

In Kalamazoo, main power to Bronson Hospital has been knocked out, but the hospital is running on generator power. No changes to service have been made at this time.

In Ottawa County, a tree was down blocking 40th Avenue at Barry near Hudsonville as of 9:20am.


Calhoun County dispatch says there are multiple trees down in several locations.

In Barry County, M-43 was closed in two locations due to trees across the roadway as of 9:30am.  The locations were in Carlton Township at Broadway and at Tillotson Lake Road.

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