Consumers Energy crews continued to work to restore power this morning in West Michigan and across the state.

7,000 Michigan homes and businesses were still without power as of 4:00am on Tuesday.

More than 149,000 homes and businesses have been affected since storms hit Michigan on Saturday night. As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, the most-affected counties were Gratiot (428), Isabella (426), Kent (556), Mecosta (426), Montcalm (1,947), Muskegon (769) and Newaygo (803).

“Mother Nature has provided a challenging combination of rains, high winds and even snow since Saturday night,” said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery. “However, we’re confident that we soon will be finished restoring power to the communities we serve.”

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