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Drunk driving crackdown 🚨 | Comerica Park goes green | 16 years since Blackout 💡

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This amazing sunset over Detroit was captured from Belle Isle. 📷 @felicia_fullwood/Instagram

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Weather: High 80°, low 62° ☔

We're not expecting flood-type rains like we saw overnight on Tuesday, but scattered showers and storms are possible later today. There are rain chances almost every day through the weekend. So, pack an umbrella, if you're into that.

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.


Traffic: I-75 construction 🚧

We're in the midst of another Oakland County I-75 construction phase: Segment 3 of the project focuses on rebuilding the stretch between Eight Mile and 13 Mile roads, which is more than 5 miles long. Here are the details.

Check the live Traffic Map here.

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Labor Day drunk driving enforcement begins 🚓

Police around the state are encouraging motorists to celebrate the end of summer safely and make smart driving decisions. Law enforcement will continue to show zero tolerance for drunk and drugged driving during the three-week enforcement period Aug. 14 through Sept. 2.

Related: Wrong-way driver tells Michigan State Police he was drinking whiskey while driving

DTE to power Comerica Park with green energy 🔋

DTE Energy is partnering with Comerica Park to power the stadium with renewable energy through its MIGreenPower program on Wednesday, including the evening home game between the Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners. 

Public visitation of L. Brooks Patterson in Troy

A public visitation will be held on Wednesday for longtime Oakland County executive L. Brooks Patterson, who died earlier this month. The visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Woodside Bible Church. A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday. ClickOnDetroit will have full coverage.

Restored Woodward Avenue historical marker unveiled 🛣️

The restored historical marker for the first mile of concrete in the world will be unveiled Wednesday near Palmer Park in Detroit. The Woodward Ave M1 Palmer Park site set an example for how roads in America would be built in 1909. Wonder if it had a lot of potholes??

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🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Aug. 17 -- ⚔️♞ Renaissance Festival begins!
  • Aug. 17 -- Woodward Dream Cruise 🚗
  • Aug. 23 -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
  • Aug. 30 -- Michigan State football opener vs. Tulsa 🏈
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔
  • Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷
  • Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State 🏈
  • Sept. 2 -- 🇺🇸 Labor Day
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit 🚴

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

Today in history: Blackout hits Michigan, Northeast US 💡

On this day in 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. Beginning at 4:10 p.m., 21 power plants shut down in just three minutes. Fifty million people were affected, including residents of New York, Cleveland and Detroit, as well as Toronto and Ottawa, Canada.


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If you haven't gotten in on this Renaissance Festival tickets discount, do it now! Seriously, you can't lose here, and it's a GREAT time over at the festival. It's available for a limited-time -- you can only buy these tickets for a 50% discount through Aug. 17.

Here's a link to learn more about the 2019 Renaissance Festival. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your half-off tickets here!

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📷 Today's Featured Photo: This amazing sunset over Detroit was captured from Belle Isle. 📷 @felicia_fullwood/Instagram

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