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High winds bring power outages, big waves to Michigan

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DETROIT (AP) -

High winds are causing scattered power outages in Michigan and bringing warnings about high waves on the Great Lakes.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says there were several thousand outages on Thursday morning and crews are expected to be making repairs throughout the day.

The National Weather Service issued gale warnings for the Great Lakes.

Off of western Michigan in Lake Michigan, waves of 10 to 15 feet are expected to subside to about 3 to 5 feet as the day passes. Waves of 11 to 16 feet are possible on Lake Superior. And Lake Huron is expected to see high winds and waves up to 7 feet.

Conditions were hazardous on the water. The Grand Rapids Press reports Grand Haven along Lake Michigan was among the areas pummeled by waves.

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