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High waves lead to closures, cancellations around Lake Michigan, Superior

Waves from Lake Superior crash over Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, Mich., Aug. 4, 2017. (WLUC-TV/Andrew LaCombe)

(WLUK) -- High waves are impacting people around the Great Lakes.

The S.S. Badger carferry, which runs between Manitowoc and Ludington, Michigan, canceled its 9 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. crossings for Friday and Saturday because of high winds and waves on Lake Michigan. The ferry plans to resume service at 9 a.m. Saturday.


Meanwhile, in Marquette, Michigan, high waves from Lake Superior caused a stretch of Lakeshore Boulevard to close on Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The warning covers an area south of a line from Cedar River, Michigan, and the Rock Island Passage; and north of a line from Oconto to Little Sturgeon. Waves are forecast to be as high as six feet, with wind gusts up to 45 mph. The warning runs until 3 a.m.

Winds are expected to subside on Saturday.

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