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Strong winds knock out power in parts of W. Mich.

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:25 AM

The CMS Energy Corp. subsidiary said about 9,000 of this morning’s outages were in Kent County, about 6,900 were in Ingham County, and about 2,300 in Ottawa County as of 4 a.m. High winds were reported in those areas Wednesday night and early today.

The National Weather Service said a trained spotter reported a wind gust of 62 mph in Ottawa County’s Jamestown Township at 2:43 this morning. A gust of 59 mph was reported in Grand Rapids at 2:39 a.m. today, and gusts of 49 mph were reported in Allendale at 2:17 a.m. today and in Muskegon at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Tribune Multimedia Editor Mark Brooky contributed to this report.

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