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Storms slow morning commute on the Lakeshore

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- Drivers on their way to start another work week had a difficult time getting around in Muskegon County today because the storms created a number of hazards on the roads.  WZZM 13's Jon Mills has more in the attached video report.

1927 street rod destroyed in storm

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- For sale in Muskegon County - one slightly damaged street-rod.  Take a look at Steve Anderson's 1927 Ford Model-T street rod.  A neighbor's tree split right down the middle in Monday's storms and crushed the car beyond repair.

Steve Anderson with Superior Auto Body said, "I seen that and I turned around and I could not even look at that.  In fact I am just now looking at it, it's four hours later and I am just now looking at it close."

Anderson says he parked the car outside of the garage last night because he was in a hurry.  He bought the car in California and just got it ready to cruise in this summer.

New photo galleries come to My Town

New photo galleries come to My Town

Now there’s a new way to show off your neighborhood on WZZM13’s My Town. As a community content provider you can upload and post photos to our new galleries. You can find the galleries on the left side of your community page.

We want to see your pictures of events, fun and even news on your street. Weather cause downed trees? Community festival? Missing pets? Now it’s easier than ever to get the word out to your neighbors. Sign up to be a contributor and within a few short clicks you’ll be able to show off your photos to the entire West Michigan community. If you’re already a contributor, just look for “Photo Gallery” under the “Create Content” link in your admin menu.

If you have not yet signed up to contribute content, join now by sending an email to MyTown@wzzm13.com.

New photo galleries come to My Town

New photo galleries come to My Town

Now there’s a new way to show off your neighborhood on WZZM13’s My Town. As a community content provider you can upload and post photos to our new galleries. You can find the galleries on the left side of your community page.

We want to see your pictures of events, fun and even news on your street. Weather cause downed trees? Community festival? Missing pets? Now it’s easier than ever to get the word out to your neighbors. Sign up to be a contributor and within a few short clicks you’ll be able to show off your photos to the entire West Michigan community. If you’re already a contributor, just look for “Photo Gallery” under the “Create Content” link in your admin menu.

If you have not yet signed up to contribute content, join now by sending an email to MyTown@wzzm13.com.

Storms knock out power; take out trees

(WZZM) - Heavy thunderstorms are causing problems around West Michigan this morning.

Round 2 of the storms began around 10:30am.  Several reports of trees and power lines down throughout southern parts of Kent County, Ottawa County and  Allegan County.  There are also reports of localized flooding in the Holland area and trees down in Dorr area.

Much of downtown Holland is without power as eight power poles were knocked down.  Huge trees on the campus of Hope College also came down.

One fatality has been reported in Cutlerville.

Earlier storms caused US - 31 to be closed just south of the Whitehall Colby Road exit where wires came down, including on top of one car.  That highway reopened at about 10:15am.  There are numerous reports of trees down in the Whitehall area.

Top 5 burgers revealed

(WZZM) - The voters have spoken and the top five burger joints in West Michigan have been named.

Five different My Town pages are represented:

Motorcyclist dies in Thursday crash

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) - A motorcyclist died Thursday night after crashing on a curve in Norton Shores.

Police say that Thomas Westra, 59, of Fruitport, crashed on the curve of westbound Seaway Drive at Green Street at about 9:15pm.  He was pronounced dead at Hackley Hospital shortly after the crash.

Witnesses told police that Westra had left the Pin Crest Bowling Alley in Fruitport to go for a ride with friends.  Witnesses say that the motorcyclists were seen in the area driving at high speeds.  Norton Shores Police are interested in talking to any of the other motorcyclists that may have been riding with Westra Thursday night.  Witnesses are to call the Norton Shores Police Department (231-733-2691) or Silent Observer.