Foot traffic restored to Harsens Island after dock collapses

Vehicles are unable to get to or from the island

Vehicles cannot enter or exit Harsens Island after a ferry dock collapsed.
Vehicles cannot enter or exit Harsens Island after a ferry dock collapsed.

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The only dock for the Harsens Island ferry collapsed Wednesday and left people stranded on the island.

UPDATE: Harsens Island ferry service disrupted after dock collapses, crane takes out power lines

There was also an arcing power line blocking access to get to the ferry on foot. DTE crews were on site working to fix the downed power line issue.

The power line was brought down when a crane struck it. The dock completely collapsed.

Some of those stranded on the mainland were children trying to get home from school.

Pedestrian traffic can now travel to and from the island, behicles were still stuck as they wait for the ferry service to be restored.

Watch the report from Local 4 News at 5 below

A ferry dock collapsed, blocking access on and off Harsens Island.
A ferry dock collapsed, blocking access on and off Harsens Island.

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