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Trash collection on dirt roads delayed at least one day due to icy conditions

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By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Published Feb. 12, 2019 — 1:45 p.m.

Update: Dirt road trash collection delayed for second day in a row in Huron Township

Trash collection on dirt roads in Huron Township will be delayed at least one day due to the icy road conditions.

The township clerk’s office said dirt road pickups had to be suspended for today because two Waste Management garbage trucks got stuck on ice or went off in ditches caused by icy roads.

Check back for updates


 

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I-275 north closed at I-94 due to downed power line

By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Published Feb. 12, 2019 — 10 a.m.

Updated 1:15 p.m. — MDOT says all lanes in the area are now open. 

I-275 north is currently closed at I-94 due to a downed power line.

The freeway has come to a complete standstill.

Motorists are advised to plan an alternate route.


 

USPS suspends deliveries due to extreme cold

USPS is suspending deliveries in several Michigan zip codes Wednesday and Thursday.

A statement from USPS:

Weather forecasters are warning of dangerously cold conditions in parts of the nation. Some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below zero. Due to this arctic outbreak and concerns for the safety of USPS employees, the Postal Service is suspending delivery Jan. 30 and 31 in the following 3-digit ZIP Code locations:  Michigan: 486-491, 493-499; Detroit: 480-485, 492

We will provide additional information when it becomes available.


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DTE Energy asks customers to reduce energy usage during sub-zero weather

By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

As the region does its best to stay warm Wednesday during sub-zero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, DTE Energy is asking customers to try their best to reduce power usage.

According to DTE, conserving power use during the cold weather will help safeguard the reliability of their regional energy grid.

“We know how important it is for our customers and Michigan’s economy to have reliable electric service they can count on day in and day out,” said Christy Wicke, executive director, Generation Optimization, DTE Energy. “While DTE’s plants are running well, our system is connected to energy grids in other states and Canada that are experiencing issues due to the extreme weather. Because of this, we are asking for your support to ensure everyone can stay warm.”

Wicke said customers can take the following steps to help DTE manage the demand for energy:

-Dial down the thermostat several degrees in your home and wear additional layers of clothing.
-Minimize use of electrical appliances and equipment such as washers, dryers, ovens, dishwashers, and humidifiers.
-Turn off all unnecessary lights.
-Open curtains on south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat the home, and close them at night to reduce the chill from cold windows.
-Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of window frames during the cold winter months. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration.

“While we’re expecting some relief later in the week from the polar vortex, it’s important that the electrical grid get help from our customers today,” Wicke said. “If every DTE Energy customer does just a little bit, energy demand can be substantially reduced – and that will help maintain reliability of the entire grid during the sub-zero temperatures.”

DTE said they plan for the peak demand periods by making sure its power plants and substations are in top operating condition.

When necessary, the company also uses voluntary interruptible programs to meet peak demand periods. During these same times, DTE also conserves energy at its facilities and postpones maintenance work that might impact the operation of power plants.

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Waste Management cancelling curbside pickup Wednesday due to extreme cold

 

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By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Waste Management will be postponing curbside pickup on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Huron Township due to the extreme cold weather that’s forecasted.

Related: Wind chill warning issued Tuesday through Thursday

There will be a one-day delay the rest of the week for them to catch up.

Questions can be directed to Waste Management at 1-866-797-9018.


 

Snow, cold temps headed to Michigan

By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Snow lovers say it’s been a boring winter, while snow haters call it perfect so far.

Well that’s about to change regardless of where you stand on the issue.

Snow and extreme cold temperatures look like they’re headed our way, according to forecasters.

There is a chance of snow Thursday and over the weekend.

Thursday’s snow is forecasted to be relatively light, with about a dusting to three inches possible in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday holds the possibility for a much larger snow storm.

Early forecasts are calling for 3 to 5 inches, with the highest forecasts calling for 7 inches — all of which could potentially fall during the day Saturday.

Of course it’s still too early to pinpoint an exact amount for Saturday, but expect some white fluffy stuff to fall around here at some point that day.

With the snow comes the arctic air. Beginning Friday and lasting through next week, low temps will be in the single digits at night, with high temps reaching only into the teens early next week.

Are you a snow lover, or hater? Sound-off in the comments section of this article, or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to interact with us.


 

Belleville Lacrosse Athletic Association offers spring programs for Belleville, Huron students

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Last May, the Van Buren School Board approved making lacrosse an official varsity spring sport beginning with the 2018-19 school year. They also approved a cooperative agreement with Huron High School in New Boston, meaning students that attend Huron High School are eligible to play for the Belleville lacrosse team. Lacrosse has been a successful club sport at the youth, junior varsity and varsity levels since 2007. This decision by the school board will make lacrosse more available and affordable for students from Belleville and Huron to play the sport.
The Spring season will be coming up soon (March through June) and BLAA (Belleville Lacrosse Athletic Association), which is the entity running the Belleville/Huron youth programs, are looking for players that are interested in playing the spring season. Although Lacrosse has been around Belleville since 2007, it is still a relatively unknown sport so BLAA is offering some upcoming training sessions for both the HS and Youth players before the season starts.

High school players: January 16 – March 6 (Wednesdays)
Location: High Velocity in Canton
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Youth players: January 19 – March 2 (Saturdays)
Location: Pryde in Canton
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

If you have a student 3rd grade through 12th grade from Belleville or Huron that is interested in playing and wants to get into the sessions, please contact the BLAA board at Bellevillelaxboosters@gmail.com for sign-up or to answer any questions you may have.

BLAA is also having a bowling fundraiser at Lodge Lanes that is open to the public on Friday, January 11 at Lodge Lanes in Belleville with check-in starting at 6:30pm. Cost is $25.00/person which gets you two games of bowling, shoes, and one pizza per lane. There will be raffles, 50/50, and other prizes. All proceeds go to BLAA to support and fund our youth Lacrosse program. Space is limited so if you are interested in tickets, please contact us at Bellevillelaxboosters@gmail.com.

Source: BLAA board