About 2,400 homes and business are without power Thursday morning in Whitehall. 

The consumers energy outage map shows the outage began around 5:20 a.m. Thursday and mostly affects customers in Whitehall and Fruitland Townships. 

Whitehall District Schools were on a two hour delay, but then closed for the remainder of the day when the utilities were unable to have the power restored by 9 a.m.