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High Winds Knock Out Power for 1,000 in Dearborn

A wind advisory issued this morning will remain in effect through 8 p.m. Monday. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour are likely to affect southeastern Michigan as a cold front moves through the area.

Tree branches snapped and power went in and out at homes all over southeast Michigan Monday as high winds battered the area.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory about 11:45 a.m. Monday warning of 25 to 35 mile-per-hour winds with gusts reaching up to 50 miles per hour. The advisory is in effect unitl 8 p.m.

The southwest winds were picking up as a cold front moves through southeastern Michigan. There are 17 counties on the advisory, including Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties.

DTE reported about 1,091 people in Dearborn were without power Monday afternoon in the area of Outer Drive and Monroe Street. There are no estimates as to when power will be restored.

Some areas near Utica and Ypsilanti are reporting as many as 4,000 power outages.

Motorists could also expect the high winds to impact driving, especially with SUVs or other high-profile vehicles and were advised to use caution.

Loose items, such as a garbage can lids or other small objects are likely to be blown about during the high winds, according to the advisory.

The cold front is expected to lower the warm temperatures late in the day and Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s.

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