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Strong Winds Create Power Outages & Damage in the Great Lakes

8 Mar 2017, 2:24 pm

Strong winds continue to blow across the Great Lakes, creating numerous power outages, knocking down trees, and damaging structures. Roads have been closed due to debris and power lines across roadways. Strong wind gusts have blown semis over or off roadways.

Sustained winds above 30 mph have been observed from Minnesota to New York. Gusts have approached 60 mph in some areas.

Some of the strongest winds clocked have been in Michigan, with gusts approaching 70 mph.

High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories continue from the Upper Midwest through the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast. A strong and deep low pressure center near Hudson Bay in Canada is driving the damaging winds.

The strongest winds are being clocked this afternoon in the region and should start to diminish later this evening into Thursday.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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