It was a busy Wednesday for police in Huron Township.
Nearly three dozen drivers were cited Feb. 1 for distracted driving in the township during a special police operation.
“It is likely that our residents saw the increased visibility from our officers yesterday. Distracted driving is an epidemic that affects all of us and is something we believe needs to be seriously addressed. The danger that exists when a driver decides they must text while in control of their vehicle can be devastating to their family or someone else’s. We have seen it all too often and even here in Huron Township. Hopefully this can spark some conversation between parents and their young drivers as well,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.
In total, 35 drivers were cited for distracted driving during the operation.
In addition to the citations issued to distracted drivers, police also nabbed several other drivers for various offenses.
61 total traffic stops were initiated during the police operation.
One driver was arrested for drunken driving after being stopped by police for texting while driving.
22 drivers were cited for speeding.
Two people identified as illegal immigrants during a traffic stop were turned over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Nine drivers were cited for having expired license plates, and one driver was cited for having an expired driver’s license.
One driver was cited for passing a school bus with stop lights activated, and another driver was cited for running a traffic signal while driving.
Ten no proof of insurance citations were issued, and two drivers were issued citations for equipment violations.
The proactive detail was conducted by the Huron Township Police Department Traffic Services Unit. In addition to traffic enforcement, Robbins said the unit has recently conducted proactive details such as warrant sweeps, impaired driving, sex offender registry checks, and school bus passing enforcement.
A winter storm watch has been issued for southeast Michigan for Wednesday.
5 to 8 inches of snow is possible by the time the storm will be done.
Here is the weather alert issued by The National Weather Service in Detroit:
Winter Storm Watch for Wayne County
Issued by National Weather Service Detroit, MI 3:50 PM EST Mon, Jan 23, 2023
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…
WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches possible.
WHERE…Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.
IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The onset of snow appears as if it will come mainly after the morning commute so the biggest travel impacts will occur as conditions deteriorate steadily from late morning into the evening commute.
Posted by The Huron Hub | Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022
A winter storm watch has been issued for southeast Michigan by the National Weather Service.
The watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday evening.
The potential for six inches of snowfall is possible in areas of southeast Michigan.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Widespread blowing snow may significantly reduce visibilities to near zero yielding whiteout conditions. Drifting snow could hamper snow removal operations. The hazardous conditions may impact the morning and evening commutes Friday while posing great risk to holiday weekend travel. Strong winds may bring down tree branches and cause scattered to widespread power outages.
A rapid changeover from rain to snow is expected late Thursday evening into Friday morning. Wind chill values drop some 5 to 15 degrees below zero at times.
Prepare for possible blizzard conditions. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.
A local eatery announced Monday that they will be closing their doors for good around the end of the month.
The Family Fridge, 22984 Waltz Road, announced on social media that their last day in business will be Dec. 23.
“With a heavy heart we are making this announcement. Due to unforseen circumstances and on going family health issues we will be permanently closing on December 23rd. We would like to thank all the customers and the community for the support over the past 3 years. We are going miss all the customers and friends we have met along the way,” the business said in a Facebook post.
The business originally opened in November 2019 and offered ice cream, daily food specials, and more.
It’s unclear what the future holds for the brick and mortar location.