The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM), and the Washtenaw County Road Commission urge motorists to drive safely around snow removal equipment and remember, “Snowplows Need Room to Groom.” “The Washtenaw County Road Commission needs your help to keep roads safe this winter,” said Jim Harmon, director of operations [...]
As of 12:10, the power has been restored to the City of Chelsea. The cause of the power outage was a main transmission “high line” that was damaged due to extreme high winds. The lines impacted were external to City of Chelsea and owned and maintained by Consumers Energy, according to City Manager John Hanifan. [...]
At 11:40 a.m. Sunday, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office issued a tornado watch for all of Southeast Michigan, including Washtenaw County, until 8 p.m. Winds in excess of 70 mph and tornadoes will be possible. This is a particularly dangerous situation, according to the Nixel warning. A strong low pressure system will cause thunderstorms to [...]
Because of the nasty weather, tonight’s Halloween block party fun has changed locations to the 400 building in the Washington Street Education Center. The Chelsea Free Methodist Church and the Chelsea Kiwanis want to provide a safe, dry spot for children and their parents from 5:30-7:30 p.m. so join them for free carnival-style games and [...]
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Erica Ackerman for the information in this story.) “A Conversation on Climate Change” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Chelsea District Library. The event will begin with a 30-minute presentation by University of Michigan Professor Gretchen Keppel-Aleks on the science of climate change, [...]
The Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center will be conducting a test of the 64 outdoor warning sirens on Saturday, Sept. 7 at noon. These sirens are tested at noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September – unless there’s a threat of severe weather. Sirens will be activated for the following [...]
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Garypie for these photos taken during the lightning delay during Friday night’s game.) Chelsea lost its season opener Friday night, 21-14, to the Big Reds of Lansing Sexton in a game that was halted for 2 hours and 40 minutes for lightning. Full story on Sunday.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Nicole Tweedie, group exercise coordinator for the Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester and Stockbridge Wellness Centers for the information in this story.) As temperatures exceed 90 degrees this week, it is apparent that summer is here in Michigan. While warm weather can be motivating to some avid fitness enthusiasts, it can [...]
(After getting reports of brown outs in Chelsea Tuesday afternoon, I asked City Manager John Hanifan for any tips or suggestions he might have to get through the remainder of this hot, hot week ahead.) Early Wednesday morning, the Chelsea Electric Department redistributed the electrical load at the Garfield sub-station, which feeds the center third of [...]
A tornado watch has been issued for all of Washtenaw County until 6 p.m.