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I-96 W just before US-131 lane closed

Michigan State Police in Kalamazoo report that there is one lane blocked this morning on Westbound I-94, right before US-131 North. That is near the 73 milemarker. There are two lanes still open.

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Power Should Be Restored By End of Today

Power Should Be Restored By End of Today

There are still some power outages around the state after last night's storm. But according to Consumer's Energy, that number should be close to zero by the end of the day. Here's what is left around our WZZM13 My Town Communities among Consumer's Energy customers.

Allegan County (38);

Barry County (26);

Kalamazoo County (35);

Kent County (100); 

Muskegon County (78);

Ottawa County (25)

 

News release from Consumers Energy

RESTORATION WORK EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE LATER MONDAY FROM WINTER STORM

11:30 a.m. (Final) Update

JACKSON, Mich., Jan.

TWISTER! The 1980 Tornado

TWISTER! The 1980 Tornado

From Kalamazoo Public Library

On Tuesday, 13 May 1980, a tornado struck the heart of Kalamazoo, Michigan. First touching down at 4 pm eight miles west of the city limits, it rapidly moved eastward through downtown until it dissipated east of the city at 4:25 pm. Only twenty-five minutes had elapsed, but the devastation left in the tornado’s 11-mile wake was considerable: five people dead, seventy-nine injured, and over fifty million dollars in total...

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