MUSKEGON (AP) — Thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain pounded western Michigan, causing thousands of power outages and some road flooding.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts reached nearly 70 mph Sunday night near Muskegon, where 5 inches of rainfall was reported in places. The Grand Rapids area also saw up to 3 inches of rain.

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Consumers Energy reported nearly 40,000 homes and businesses without power Monday morning, down from about 66,000 outages in the storm’s aftermath. The largest concentrations of outages were reported in Kent, Muskegon and Montcalm counties.

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Consumers Energy says some areas hit by a wave of thunderstorms and strong winds might not get electricity restored until late Friday.

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