A power outage hit Muskegon County this morning, causing closure of Whitehall District Schools for the day. A thunderstorm hit the area this morning around 5:20 and damage caused by the storm was more severe than expected... a lightning strike hit the Whitehall substation directly. A spokesperson for Consumers Energy told Mlive.com that power should be restored in Whitehall around 7pm tonight. Strong winds also knocked down power lines in Muskegon. Nearly 14-hundred customers in Downtown Muskegon are without power. A mobile substation, provided by the power company, is being used in the mean time.