Issued by National Weather Service Detroit, MI 3:20 PM EDT Fri, Oct 7, 2022
…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY…
WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.
WHEN…From 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Saturday.
IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. to mark the completion of phase two of the Huron River Drive Road Improvement Project in New Boston.
“While the street will remain closed through the weekend to accommodate the annual Huron Township Applefest, it will re-open on schedule to the general public on Monday, Oct. 3,” said David Glaab, Huron Township supervisor.
The improvements to this stretch of Huron River Drive from the intersection at Waltz and Hannan Roads east through downtown New Boston to Kass Street include a total rebuild of Huron River Drive and its sidewalks, as well as the installation of new street lights.
Also included in the project was the removal of the utility poles and wires that clogged the downtown skyline.
The utilities were relocated underground.
“We continue to work toward enhancing walkability and pedestrian safety throughout downtown New Boston while facilitating connectivity with the Metro Parks. Additionally, a much more inviting environment has been created to strengthen existing business and to attract future economic development,” Glaab said.
Phase one of the project was completed last fall and consisted of similar improvements to Huron River Drive from the same intersection north to Huron Dental.
Here is an update on the Huron River Drive construction project. This update was provided from Township Hall.
NOTICE – September 7, 2022
Huron River Drive Construction Phase 2
Phase 2 of the Downtown New Boston Improvement Project is progressing very well.
HRD will be closed from Kass to Violet beginning Friday, September 9, 2022. Springline will begin paving the north lane of HRD from Kass to Violet. We are anticipating paving will begin on Saturday, September 10, 2022. You will not have access to your drives for approximately a week.
The stretch of Huron River Drive from Violet to Waltz will continue to be closed until all of the road paving is completed. It is estimated to take about two weeks.
The northbound lane of Waltz will be closed in order to complete the paving of the east half of the intersection. We anticipate the paving of the intersection will begin on Monday, September 12, 2022.
Tentative Work Schedule Week of September 5:
Form and pave the north side of HRD from Kass to Violet and the east half of Waltz intersection.
Finish grading and installing the stone base on the north side of HRD from Violet to Waltz.
AT&T and Charter completed 90% of the installation of the new underground lines. They are expected to have all of the underground lines installed this week.
Tentative Work Schedule week of September 12:
DTE will begin installing the underground electrical.
Complete the paving of the north lane of HRD from Violet to Waltz.
While we apologize for any short-term inconvenience this may cause, we hope you will share our enthusiasm for much needed improvements to our roads in Downtown New Boston. If you have any questions or concerns during the project, please contact the on-site Hennessey Engineers representatives, Adam Kmiecik at (734) 365-3614 or Charles Smith at (734) 365-3553. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The poor road condition of northbound I-275, north of Eureka Road, requires immediate replacement of a section of the right lane. The following restrictions will be in place:
5 – 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23: Crews will close northbound I-275 between Eureka Road and I-94 for concrete patching. All northbound traffic will be routed onto Eureka Road. 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 – 5 a.m., Monday, July 25: Northbound I-275 will have one lane open from Eureka Road to I-94 to allow concrete to cure. The suggested detour is northbound I-75 to northbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway), then westbound I-94 to northbound I-275.
Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, July 25, the eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 will close until late August. The detour is eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) to northbound I-275, then westbound Ann Arbor Road to southbound I-275. The westbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 was previously closed through the end of year.
Current ramp closures:
The southbound I-275 ramp to eastbound and westbound M-153 (Ford Road) is closed until late August. The southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed until mid-August. The eastbound and westbound I-96/M-14 ramps to southbound I-275 are closed until early September. The westbound US-12 (Michigan Avenue) ramp to southbound I-275 is closed until December. The Metro Trail is closed between I-94/Hannan Road and Ecorse Road through early August. Westbound I-96/M-14 maintenance is underway from Newburgh Road to Sheldon Road through 5 a.m. Monday, July 25: The Newburgh Road ramp to westbound I-96/M-14 is closed.
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are searching for social media savvy members of their 5-county region to join a new team of social media ambassadors. The Metroparks Ambassadors will be creating and sharing social media content with their followers and fans and will receive exclusive benefits in return. The Metroparks are searching for both people who consider themselves established influencers as well as those who are still figuring it out but have the potential to reach into the social feeds of community members.
“The Metroparks welcome a wide range of visitors every year, and it’s nearly impossible for us to reach everyone in the region and show them how great time spent in the parks can be” says Metroparks Chief of Marketing and Communication, Danielle Mauter. “That’s where social media ambassadors come in. We recognize that social media influencers of all types have an extraordinary power to connect with people on a personal level and provide honest and human content. That’s why we’re looking for community members who have a social following of audiences that can often be difficult to reach – like teens, millennials and cord cutters – or that have a following related to a particular niche activity or group of people – like birders, fishermen, adventure hikers, bikers and more – to give content a more authentic experience.”
The Metroparks have put together an application process for interested members to apply, and it is open to everyone aged 14 and older. As part of a pilot program, Metroparks Ambassadors will be asked to create and share at least one post about the Metroparks per month according to a provided content schedule and providing the Metroparks with regular feedback about the program.
The Metroparks is primarily looking for individuals with profiles on TikTok and/or Instagram. Applications are open to Metroparks lovers, first time visitors and everyone in-between.
Those chosen to be a part of the Metroparks Ambassadors team will receive a free 2022 Annual Vehicle Pass, which provides access to all 13 Metroparks for the remainder of the year. They will also receive limited free entry into Metroparks facilities and programs. Other perks include an exclusive monthly ambassador newsletter featuring tips for exploring and sharing all the Metroparks have to offer and a welcome package which includes park brochures, maps and Metroparks swag.
Applicants must be at least 14 years old to apply. All interested community members who meet the age requirement and have a social media following are welcome to apply. Applications are now open and will close at 11:59 p.m. on August 7. Only a select few who apply will be chosen for this new pilot program.
Southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed starting at 5 a.m. Monday, July 11, through early August.
Crews need to rebuild the area where southbound I-275 is currently crossing the work zone to exit to I-94.
In addition to rebuilding the three lanes and shoulders, crews will be improving the drainage in that area and surface coating the concrete of the southbound I-275 bridge to eastbound I-94 that was rebuilt last year, along with maintenance work on the westbound I-94 bridge over the exits (cleaning, painting, etc.).
All traffic will be detoured further south on southbound I-275 to eastbound Eureka Road, then northbound I-275 to eastbound/westbound I-94.
This closure and detour will cause heavier traffic at the Eureka Road entrance to Metro Airport, which may cause delays. Plan extra time or an alternate route.
Project information can be found at Revive275.org.
At a recent Huron board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady, along with Commander Jim LaCasse and Adjunct Troy McFarland from Huron Township American Legion post 231, presented Huron Township Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins with a 15 x 25-foot American flag.
This is not just any flag.
About a year and a half ago, Director Robbins and the Huron Township Fire Department were hosting a fire station open house and had the ladder truck up with a very large American flag flying from it.
Fire Chief James Hinojosa said the flag was borrowed from Flat Rock and had been flown on a fighter jet that was on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier.
He also mentioned Director Robbins would love to have one for Huron Township.
At the board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady explained that In 2017, she had the honor to be a part of a Tiger Cruise and spend a week aboard the USS Nimitz as a guest of her niece, Staff Sgt. Caitlin Mercure, on the final week of her deployment as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. She had a fellow Marine, Sgt. Brandon Morris that was again deployed and agreed to help out with obtaining the flag.
A flag was ordered and was on it’s way to the USS Nimitz. The flag flew over Afghanistan in support of Operation Inherent Resolve as part of the relentless dedication to the Global War on Terrorism.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this gift. Our flag is an amazing representation of the men and women who unselfishly represent our country. The flag will be on display for the first time at the Waltz 150 Celebration. This weekend, our Fire Department will display this flag proudly while being thankful for sacrifice made by so many in our armed forces. I cannot thank Trustee Cady and Chief Hinojosa enough as this means much more to me that I can put into words,” said Robbins.
Article courtesy of Huron Valley Ambulance | Posted June 13, 2022 on The Huron Hub
It’s not often that first responders get to see the outcome of their hard work after a call, but this week HVA Paramedic Ryan, HVA 911 Dispatcher Mark, Fire Captain Bauman, and Officer Kostielney from Huron Township Department of Public Safety had the chance to reunite with a patient whose life they all helped save.
In the summer of 2021, local resident Kyle Smith was injured at work, resulting in the accidental amputation of his left hand. Due to the skill and quick actions of everyone involved with Kyle’s emergency response, his life and his hand were both saved. Kyle’s hand was successfully reattached by the skilled surgeons at Detroit Medical Center. Almost a year later, after multiple surgeries, ongoing therapy, the endless support of his family and girlfriend, and his own determination, Kyle now has almost full function of his hand again. Kyle’s successful reattachment is so rare that he is now part of a case study at Wayne State University. Kyle shared, “When I asked my doctors if I would be able to use my hand again, they couldn’t give me an answer. They just didn’t know. Now I want to be an example for anyone else who has a reattachment. If someone is going through what I went through, I’m there for them.”
Kyle’s story is an incredible example of the pre-hospital “chain of survival” achieving an exceptional outcome. The instructions bystanders received from 911 dispatch, a tourniquet quickly applied by Officer Kostielney, on-scene care provided by Huron Twp FD and HVA medics, and the ongoing care Kyle received while being transported to the hospital all set the stage for the successful reattachment of his hand when he arrived at the hospital.
Thank you to everyone involved with this call; your actions have positively changed the rest of Kyle’s life. We’re rooting for you during your continuing recovery, Kyle! We know that you’ll continue to give it your all.