Water Main Break in Manistee

US-31 North and South is closed in Manistee due to a water main break. According to a news release from the Director of Public Works in Manistee, the water break happened this morning adjacent to the Arthur Street boat launch, Stefano's restaurant and Grand Rental Station.  Water is shut off in the area for repairs. It is unknown how long it will take to fix the water line. If you are traveling in Manistee today, be prepared for detours that have been placed along the route and additional stop signs have been placed to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Registration is now open for the "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" event. Women who want to improve their outdoor skills are invited to the 13th annual event being held from February 28th to March 2nd. "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" is sponsored by the Michigan DNR and offers instruction in various indoor and outdoor activities including dog sledding, cross county skiing, ice fishing first aid and much more. The occasion is being held in Big Bay at Bay Cliff Health Camp, a facility overlooking Lake Superior. For more information or to register visit

Winter Storm Advisory for 1/7/14

A winter storm and wind chill warning remain in effect until this evening. Wind chills as low as 30 below and wind gusts up to 35mph are expected this morning. It will be unsafe to be outdoors today for prolonged periods of time due to extreme cold conditions, so try to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary. Roads will be snow-covered and slippery and visibility will be near zero at times. Avoid frostbite and make sure that all exposed skin is covered and remember to take it slow when driving in bad road conditions.

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