High winds knock out power to thousands in western Michigan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Winds gusting more than 50 miles per hour uprooted trees and knocked out power to thousands of people mostly in western Michigan.

The winds hit before a snowstorm moved into the western part of the state.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for some counties along Lake Michigan in the western part of the Lower Peninsula, where four to six inches of snow was possible by Monday morning.

A heavy snow warning was issued for the western portion of the Upper Peninsula. Forecasts called for 5 to 10 inches in that area, with more around Ironwood and into the Porcupine Mountains.

At last report, CMS Energy says about 74,000 of its customers were without power because of the winds.


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