City of Ann Arbor seeks community input on Lower Town mobility study
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The City of Ann Arbor wants to know how you would improve getting around Lower Town. Community members are being asked to share their thoughts and pre-pandemic experiences as drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the Lower Town area, located just north of Broadway Bridge. Currently in the idea generation phase of a mobility study, the city is asking residents to fill out and share a survey to help see how growth has impacted community members who drive, ride, cycle and walk through the area. Questions can be sent by email to Lower Town Study project manager Luke Liu at YLiu@a2gov.org. Learn more about the Lower Town Area Mobility Study here.
Multiple fires caused by lightning across Oakland County
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. Several Oakland County residents were left without a home due to fires started by lightning strikes Saturday night and Sunday morning. Firefighters in Commerce Township and Walled Lake battled a two-alarm fire at condominiums on Addington Drive near Pontiac Trail, around 9 p.m. The American Red Cross helped several tenants of a Rochester Hills apartment on Galloway Court, near Butler Road Sunday. Fire crews reported they were called at about 5:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. Just hours later, firefighters battled a heavy fire at a home in Bloomfield Township, near Wing Lake Road.
South Lyon police report ‘major water main break'
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – The South Lyon Police Department sent out an alert that there’s a “major water main break” in the city. The water main break is in the area of Pontiac Trail and Dorothy Street, police said. Residents in the areas of Dorothy Street, Princeton Drive, University Avenue and Harvard Road are affected, according to authorities. It’s unclear how long it will take crews to fix or replace the broken water main. No additional information was provided.
Broken electrical pole closes Pontiac Trail west of New Hudson Airport in Lyon Township
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Pontiac Trail west of New Hudson Airport is closed due to a broken electrical pole, the Lyon Township Fire Department announced Monday afternoon. As of now it is unknown when the area will open back up to traffic. Stay with ClickOnDetroit for traffic updates.
OCSO: Wanted fugitive found hiding in Novi after ramming police cars to avoid being trapped at gas station
NOVI, Mich. – A fugitive wanted for a series of crimes around Michigan was found hiding in Novi after he escaped being trapped by ramming into detectives’ cars at an Oakland County gas station, officials said. A black Ford Contour believed to belong to the man was seen turning into the Shell gas station at 20777 Pontiac Trail in Lyon Township, detectives said. The driver got out and walked into the gas station store, police said. He fled the scene west on West Eight Mile Road, and deputies terminated the pursuit because of poor road conditions, police said. It was found inside the Novi Meadows Mobile Home Community in the 500 block of Eckschtay Street, authorities said.
Crews battle fire at restaurant in Lyon Township
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – Crews were battling a fire at a restaurant in Lyon Township on Tuesday morning. The Lyon Township Fire Department says they’re assisting, along with the South Lyon Fire Department, on a structure fire at Lyon Cantina, a Mexican restaurant on Pontiac Trail and 9 Mile Road. “First arriving units reported flames through the roof. Units were making an interior attack, however conditions worsened and crews were pulled from the building.”Oakland County Sheriff’s office tell Local 4 that flames were spotted on the roof. Video from the scene shows smoke billowing from the roof.
Out-of-control car barrels down sidewalk along Pontiac Trail in Wixom
A car was caught on video crashing on the sidewalk along Pontiac Trail in Wixom on Aug. 17, 2019. (WDIV)WIXOM, Mich. - A surveillance camera captured video of an out-of-control car sliding off the street, barreling into homes and light fixtures as it slid across a sidewalk in Wixom. Police said the incident happened Saturday morning along Pontiac Trail in Wixom. The debris from a crash along the sidewalk in Wixom on Aug. 17, 2019. (WDIV)A car that crashed along the sidewalk in Wixom on Aug. 17, 2019.
Speeding car causes major damage along block in Wixom, incident caught on video
DETROIT - Surveillance video captured footage of a speeding car damaging storefronts, street signs, trees and light poles in Wixom Saturday morning. Police said the crash happened on Pontiac Trail near Old Wixom Road. Authorities say no one including the driver was seriously hurt. Officers believe speeding was a contributing factor in the crash. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Drivers urged to avoid Pontiac Trail, Silver Lake Road after gravel hauler rollover crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Crews are working on clearing the scene near Pontiac Trail and Silver Lake Road where police say a gravel hauler rolled over Friday. Please are advising people to avoid Pontiac Trail and Silver Lake Road. Check back for updates. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Stretch of Barton Drive closed in Ann Arbor due to abandoned house fire
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Barton Drive is closed between Pontiac Trail and M-14 while firefighters respond to an abandoned house fire. City of Ann Arbor officials said the stretch of road is expected to be closed for several hours on Friday while Ann Arbor firefighters are on scene helping Ann Arbor Township firefighters. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.