Neighbors against Ford ⚠️, Telegraph construction 🚧, world's largest swim lesson 🏊

Sunset over the Detroit River -- from @wandering__aimlessly.

Weather: High 71°, Low 55° 🌧️

And the rain returns -- expect it to be wet and rainy all day today. There is better weather news coming for the weekend, so stay with us.

Check the latest updated forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

Traffic: I-75 lane closure 🚧

Construction season strikes again! The hits keep coming ... all summer long.

There will be a lane closure today along northbound I-75 at Belford Road in Oakland County. Then we're looking at a list of closures coming up Friday and into the weekend, most notably southbound I-75 at I-94.

Stick with us. We're all over it.

Always check the live Traffic Map here.

Neighbors against Ford ⚠️

Residents in the Alden Village neighborhood in Livonia say Ford Motor Company is "putting them through hell." They say the automaker's nearby Transmission Plant has been leaking cancer-causing chemicals into the neighborhood just south of Plymouth Road. Families are demanding action from Ford. A news conference is planned for this morning at one of the homes.

Postal Service job fair 📮

The U.S. Postal Service is organizing several job fairs at Detroit area locations. The first one is today in Troy. Head to the Bellingham Facility -- 2351 Bellingham Drive -- between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about available positions and how to apply.

Go here for more information and a schedule of job fairs.

Telegraph Road construction meeting 🚧

Beginning in August, MDOT will be resurfacing US-24 (Telegraph Road) between Pennsylvania Road and Dix-Toledo Road during weekends. During work, one lane of US-24 will be open in one direction while the other direction is closed and detoured via I-75 and Dix-Toledo Road, four weekends for each direction. MDOT is hosting an open house meeting today from 4-6 p.m. at the Brownstown Event Center on King Road.

UM-Flint, UM-Dearborn funding demands 💰

Students and instructors from the University of Michigan community will give public comment to the Board of Regents today as they deman greater funding and long-term support for the U-M Flint and U-M Dearborn campuses. The news conference is planned for 2:30 p.m.

Coming up:

  • VOTE 4 THE BEST IS NOW OPEN -- Vote here
  • June 21 -- Summer begins! 😎
  • June 21 -- River Days at Detroit RiverWalk 🎶
  • June 24 -- Ford Fireworks in Downtown Detroit! 🎆
  • June 23 -- Rocket Mortgage Classic 5K in Downtown Detroit 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️
  • Jun 27–30 -- Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club ⛳  

World's largest swim lesson 🏊

The "world's largest" swimming lesson is today! You ca join in this afternoon at the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center. Registration begins at 4 p.m., and you must be registered to participate.

How is it the world's largest? Well, events will be held at aquatic centers across the world today with an estimated 600 locations in more than 20 countries. That's a lot of people learning to swim all at once, so now is as good a time as any for you to jump in!

Burger Battle Detroit returns 🍔

Returning for its eighth year, Burger Battle takes over Eastern Market on Sunday, June 23 for burgers, cheeseburgers, and more burgers.

Here's the full event information.

Today's Feature Photo -- Sunset over the Detroit River -- from @wandering__aimlessly.

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