I-94 weekend construction alert ⚠️ | Remembering Flight 255

"Sun is setting earlier and earlier every day!" -- kenscoolpics60/Pins 🌅

Weather: High 81°, Low 66°

Expect a mosltly cloudy day today with showers possible tonight. There are a lot of Metro Detroit lawns and plants that could use a little rain. While some of us got drenched earlier this week, most of us didn't see much, if any, rain.

Right now, the weekend could have some wet weather. Dream Cruisers will want to keep an eye on the radar. We'll keep you updated!

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

Traffic: Westbound I-94 to close this weekend 🚧

Heads up: Crews will be repairing pavement on I-94 in Detroit this weekend. This work will require closing westbound I-94 from I-96 to US-12 (Michigan Avenue) starting at 9 p.m. today. All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. This work has created quite the headache for people traveling across the region. Be patient.

ALSO: There will be closures this weekend on southbound Lodge Freeway in Detroit -- here's what to know.  

Check the live Traffic Map here.

I-94 bridge, road repair project near DTW 🚧

We have to stick with traffic here because also on I-94, and also starting tonight, both sides of the interstate will be reduced from three lanes to one lane each between US-24 and I-275 this weekend to complete work on the shoulders, which will be used as temporary lanes through the fall. It all gets underway tonight -- weather permitting, of course. Fun! 🙄

32 years ago: Northwest Flight 255 crashes

On August 16, 1987, Northwest Flight 255 crashed shortly after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing 156 people. The flight was headed to California when it left the gate in Detroit. The DC-9 Super 82 pilots forgot to conduct their pre-flight checks, as a result, the warning system never turned on.

Back to school immunizations urged

As the start of a new school year approaches, Michigan health officials are urging families to make sure they are up to date on all immunizations to ensure their loved ones are protected. IVaccinate.org  includes recommended vaccination schedules, Michigan-specific resources and a frequently asked questions section, where parents can find answers to common questions based on credible medical research and sources to learn more.

Pistons single-game tickets on sale today 🏀

Detroit Pistons single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. The Pistons begin the 2019-20 campaign at Indiana on Wednesday, Oct. 23, then return to Little Caesars Arena for a home opener on Thursday, Oct. 24 against the Atlanta Hawks. View the Pistons' full schedule here.

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Aug. 16-18 -- Michigan Comic Convention at Cobo Center 💭💥💫
  • 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. 

2019 guide to southeast Michigan cider mill opening dates 🍎

Summer isn't gone just yet, but some cider mills have already opened for the season. Others are scheduled to open as fall approaches. Need a good doughnut, fresh apples or a cold glass of cider? Here are the scheduled opening dates for cider mills in southeast Michigan, as well as which mills are already serving up fall treats.


50% off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

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!

📷 Today's Featured Photo: "Sun is setting earlier and earlier every day!" -- kenscoolpics60/Pins 🌅

It sure is. We heading into the final weeks of summer with the days getting shorter.

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