U.S.-23 in Monroe County closed for bridge repair, officials say
MONROE COUNTY, MI -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is closing U.S.-23 just north of Cone Road for a reconstruction project. The project will affect a railroad bridge that was struck by a high-load vehicle in August, causing extensive damage to the structure, according to a press release. The reconstruction work will require closing northbound U.S.-23 at M-50 and southbound U.S.-23 at Plank Road until repairs can be made to the railroad bridge, the release states. MDOT will share more information on the project once the full length of repair work is determined, the release states. More from MLive:Here’s why 2 Jackson County townships saw big population increases in the last decadeTwo decades later, families of 9/11 victims with Washtenaw County ties still wrestle with griefPolice looking for man suspected in Jackson bank robberymlive.com
Inkster teen drowns at Milan Beach in Monroe County, police report
MILAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. A 17-year-old boy accidentally drowned at Milan Beach on Saturday afternoon, police said. At around 5:48 p.m. the Monroe County Sheriffs Office responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a boy was missing and had presumably drowned, officials said. Upon arrival the family of the teen, identified as Jorge Delgadillo-Flores of Inkster, told police that he had been struggling to swim before he went under water and they hadnt seen him since. The sheriffs dive team located the boy about 30 feet off shore near where he was last seen, officials said. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call 734-243-7070.