Michigan man dies after driving into St. Clair River
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MI -- A 34-year-old man was killed Saturday morning after driving his car into the St. Clair River near the eastern Michigan/Canada border, police saidAt about 4:45 a.m. Dec. 3, officers from the Clay Township Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle driving into the St. Clair River’s North Channel.mlive.com
Man dies after boat hits post in St. Clair River
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MI – A St. Clair County man died late Saturday when the boat he was in crashed into a post, police said. The incident occurred in the St. Clair River, near Algonac, at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. An 18-foot 2009 Lund boat operated by a 67-year-old Algonac man struck a post, causing injuries to all three men aboard the vessel. The operator and a 72-year-old Harrison Township man were taken to a Macomb County hospital and are in stable condition, per the sheriff’s office. The incident remains under investigation by the St. Clair County Detective Bureau and Marine Patrol.mlive.com
Human smuggler used jet ski to bring 4 Brazilians into U.S. from Canada, authorities say
PORT HURON, MI – Four Brazilians were arrested after they allegedly rode a jet ski across the St. Clair River and illegally enter the United States from Canada. Two people exited the jet ski and began walking down the road while the jet ski returned to Canada. The two people who remained in Michigan eventually entered a pick-up truck, which was then stopped by CBP agents, authorities said. Again, two people exited the jet ski and began to walk inland. During processing it was confirmed that all four non-citizen subjects were Brazilian nationals, and that none have legal status to be present in the United States; they are each charged with illegal entry into the United States, authorities said.mlive.com
Border Patrol intercepts human smugglers crossing St. Clair River
ALGONAC, MI — U.S. Border Patrol agents said they thwarted a human smuggling attempt across the St. Clair River near Algonac at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. As agents watched a camera surveillance system overseeing an area between Michigan and Canada known for smuggling, they discovered a boat where they later arrested a 53-year-old Dominican man as well as a 25- and 26-year-old woman from Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported.mlive.com
Canadian refinery spills diesel into St. Clair River
SARNIA, ONTARIO – An unknown amount of petrochemicals spilled into the St. Clair River from a refinery in Canada during heavy rainfall Wednesday night. Officials with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reported a sheen on the St. Clair River just before 8 p.m. Wednesday to authorities with Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks. However, there was the presence of a sheen on the St. Clair River and downriver water users were contacted and asked to take the necessary precautions until the sheen passed,” said Cassie Naas, from Suncor’s communications team. Refinery workers placed absorbent booms into the water, she said, and the public may notice increased activity at Suncor’s dock along the river. Related articles:‘No contact’ with Huron River advised after toxic chemical releaseThousands of gallons of oil-based material spilled into Flint RiverSeven days after Flint River spill, search continues for source of contaminationOil ‘non-recoverable’ in St. Marys River spill, says Coast Guardmlive.com
Man dies after vehicle enters St. Clair River, autopsy to determine cause of death
ST. CLAIR, MI – One person died Sunday evening when their vehicle left the roadway and entered the St. Clair River, St. Clair police said. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was notified within minutes, Raker said, and two divers entered the water shortly afterwards. Raker said the incident remains under investigation, and authorities are trying to determine why the man drove into the river. Surveillance video from The Voyageur restaurant showed the vehicle enter an empty parking lot before making its way to the water. An autopsy scheduled with the St. Clair County medical examiner will determine the cause of death, Raker said.mlive.com
Man’s body pulled from St. Clair River after aircraft spots submerged vehicle
PORT HURON, MI – A man’s body was pulled from a vehicle found submerged in the St. Clair River just off the 3400 block of Military Street in Port Huron Thursday morning, according to city police officials. Police and fire departments responded to the area after someone aboard a Customs and Border Protection aircraft noticed the submerged vehicle at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, Port Huron police said in a news release. The Port Huron Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident along with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s body was taken from the scene by the St. Clair County Medical Examiner. His identity will come form the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office once proper notification and next of kin notifications have been made.mlive.com
Lake levels see continued decrease
THE GROSSE POINTES — Just two years ago, Pointe marinas, cul-de-sacs and lakefront properties were scrambling to combat flooding brought on by record-breaking lake levels. Four of the Pointes were forced to construct marina risers in 2019, to keep the docks above water, while the City, Park and Woods sent letters to marina regulars in 2020, preemptively informing them on […]grossepointenews.com
DNR announces fishing regulation changes for Michigan’s 2022 season
LANSING, MI – Size and take adjustments and expanded underwater spearfishing opportunities are among Michigan’s new fishing regulations for 2022. All regulation changes will be acknowledged in the 2022 fishing guide, which will be available March 1 at Michigan.gov/DNRDigests. Here is a closer look at some of the fishing regulation changes for 2022, courtesy of the Michigan DNR. Lake St. Clair and St. Clair River – walleye size limitThe Lake St. Clair and St. Clair River walleye minimum size limit has been increased from 13 inches to 15 inches, which is the same as the statewide regulation. The change will result in uniform walleye regulations throughout the connected waters of the St. Clair-Detroit River system, which includes Lake Erie, the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River.mlive.com
WW2-era Great Lakes freighter’s final port is Canadian scrapyard
MARIE, ON — The freighter Mississagi made its final voyage this week up Lake Huron to a scrapyard in Canada, where she’ll be cut up and recycled after a 78-year career hauling bulk cargo around the Great Lakes. Boatwatchers converged on the St. Clair River and St. Marys River this week as the Mississagi departed under tow from Sarnia, Ont. The Mississagi was among the last ships of its era on the Great Lakes. “She was a busy boat right up to the end,” said Roger LeLievre, editor and publisher of the annual “Know Your Ships” guide to Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway boat-watching. She was renamed for the Mississagi Strait in northern Lake Huron after being sold in 2001 to Lower Lakes Towing of Port Dover, Ont.mlive.com
Vehicle of missing woman found in St. Clair River, police say
MARINE CITY, MI -- A vehicle belonging to a St. Clair County woman who has been missing since May was recovered Saturday from the St. Clair River, police said. The 2011 Ford Edge found Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, belongs to Nadine Moses, 84, who went missing from her Casco Township home on May 4, according to St. Clair County Sheriff Mat King. Related: Search continues for 84-year-old St. Clair County woman missing for weeksA body was found inside the vehicle, but has not yet been identified, police said. Using SONAR, the group located the vehicle about 30 feet from shore of the St. Clair Aggregates boat dealership, located on South Belle River Avenue. The Marine City Police Department, Michigan State Police, Marine City Fire Department and Tri-Hospital EMS also assisted at the scene of the recovery, police said.mlive.com
Metro Detroit school closings: Check the list
DETROIT – Winter weather already has prompted some school closings in Metro Detroit. There is plenty of snow expected overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, so you can expect even more closings to be announced. From the Local 4Casters:A bigger storm heading this way from Texas will redevelop snow Monday evening, which will become heavy at times Monday night before winding down Tuesday morning. This should easily be a 6-to-8-inch snowfall, so total snow from what falls both Sunday night/Monday morning and Monday night/Tuesday morning could approach 10 inches in some areas. Weather forecast: 6-to-10 inches of snow tonight
Metro Detroit weather: Presidents Day snow storm 2021 forming, arriving tonight
DETROIT – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan until noon Tuesday. The Valentines Day 2021 Storm that is bringing snow and ice to Texas and the Deep South is becoming Presidents Day Snow Storm 2021 for Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Two rounds of snow are due; one in the morning and the other from late Monday to early Tuesday. Two rounds of snow on the wayThere are two rounds of snow arriving in Detroit and Southeast Michigan from late tonight through Tuesday morning. AdThe second round of snow makes an impact on the region late Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Metro Detroit weather: 2 waves of snowfall to hit by Tuesday
DETROIT – A winter weather advisory is in effect for Detroit and all of southeast Michigan from midnight Sunday until noon on Tuesday. Two waves of snow will arrive, with lighter snow on Sunday and heavier snow late on Monday. Two rounds of snow on the wayThere are two rounds of snow arriving in Detroit and southeast Michigan beginning late Sunday night through Tuesday morning. Much of the snow will have slowed by Monday morning, with 1 to 3 inches possible by mid-morning. By the end of Tuesday morning, an additional 3 to 7 inches of snow accumulation are possible.
Bitter cold causes more flooding concerns along St. Clair River
EAST CHINA, Mich. – A State of Emergency was declared in Saint Clair County due to the flooding along its titular river -- and ongoing cold weather is expected to bring more ice jams, causing more flooding concerns for residents. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for southeastern Saint Clair County until 10 a.m. Tuesday. The jam forced the St. Clair River to overflow, causing water to surround the homes nearby. READ: Ice jams cause significant flooding along St. Clair River“Came right over the top. More information on the survey can be found on the Be Ready St. Clair County website here or its official Facebook page here.
State of Emergency declared in St. Clair County due to flood damage
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – A State of Emergency was declared in Saint Clair County due to the flooding along its titular river. Ice jams have caused the Saint Clair River to flood significantly. The State of Emergency was declared due to widespread damages to property caused by the flooding. Citizens who are impacted by flooding to their properties are encouraged to utilize the online self-reporting survey to catalogue and report damage. More information on the survey can be found on the Be Ready St. Clair County website here or its official Facebook page here.
Metro Detroit weather: Arctic cold, more snow this weekend
AdWeekend forecastSnow showers diminish Friday night, and it’ll be very cold, with lows in the low teens (-11 degrees Celsius). Mostly cloudy and breezy on Saturday, with highs in the upper teens (-7 degrees Celsius), with wind chills between zero and 5 above zero (-15 to -18 degrees Celsius). Lows Saturday night around 10 degrees (-12 degrees Celsius). Highs Sunday in the mid teens (-8 degrees Celsius), with wind chills during the day on Sunday around zero (-18 degrees Celsius). We’ll get briefly and slightly warmer early in the week as highs return to the low 20s (-6 degrees Celsius), but a resurgence of the Arctic air appears poised to return Wednesday and beyond.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Feb. 5, 2021
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Metro Detroit weather: Several inches of snow before Arctic cold, more snow this weekendWe received between 2.5 and 4 inches of snow overnight, and now we are dealing with the effects of an Arctic cold front sweeping across the area. The winter weather advisory is now set to expire at 7 p.m., and the flood warning for the St. Clair River continues until 12 p.m. as ice blockages continue to cause significant flooding in some areas.
Live weather radar: Snow in Michigan
DETROIT – Snow is headed for Metro Detroit once again. Track live radar in the video player above. Have a smart TV? Watch the weather radar on your TVIf you have a smart TV (Apple, Roku, etc. ), you can go to the WDIV Local 4 Detroit channel and stream the live weather radar right there on your TV.
Metro Detroit weather: Several inches of snow fall before Arctic cold front, more snow this weekend
We received between 2.5 and 4 inches of snow overnight, and now we are dealing with the effects of an Arctic cold front sweeping across the area. We will drop through the 20s (-4 to -5 degrees Celsius) this morning, and will hover in the upper teens (-8 degrees Celsius) this afternoon. AdWeekend forecastSnow showers diminish Friday night, and it’ll be very cold, with lows in the low teens (-11 degrees Celsius). Lows Saturday night around 10 degrees (-12 degrees Celsius). Highs Sunday in the mid teens (-8 degrees Celsius), with wind chills during the day on Sunday around zero (-18 degrees Celsius).
Michigan river rises 18 inches in a day, causing ice jams, flooding
ALGONAC, MI – As temperatures dropped mid-week, the St. Clair River rose 18 inches and froze over in areas, causing ice jams that contributed to flooding northeast of Detroit, the Associated Press reports. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards deployed icebreaking ships to clear the jams and relieve flooding, The AP reports. Water levels on the river along Algonac rose at least 18 inches in one day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In that area, the river serves as the dividing line between Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Live: St. Clair River Ice Dam Live look at ice blockages along the St. Clair River.mlive.com
Coast Guard ice breakers deployed to St. Clair River to relieve flooding
EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three Coast Guard ice breakers from the United States and Canada have been working on the St. Clair River trying to break up ice dams. Homes along Pointe Drive in East China Township are affected. Those homes do not have basements but crawl spaces and if the water doesn’t recede soon, will be in people’s living rooms. READ: Ice jams cause significant flooding along St. Clair RiverSt. Clair County Emergency Director Justin Westmiller said the cause is a trifecta -- strong north winds, no ice bridge has formed in Lake Huron and all that ice has dumped into the river. “We got on the phone and by 3 p.m., we had federal assets from the U.S. and Canada speeding to the St. Clair River to break up the ice.”A fourth Coast Guard ice breaker will arrive Thursday morning.
Ice jams cause significant flooding along St. Clair River
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Ice jams along the St. Clair River caused significant flooding in Algonac to Port Huron Tuesday and Wednesday. Pieces of ice collect and dam off the river, causing it to back up. What was uncommon was the typical help used to prevent the St. Clair River from spilling over wasn’t available, causing damage all along the river. READ: Homes impacted by flooding along St. Clair RiverPumps were turned on Wednesday and by noon, the water receded at least a foot. Two ice breaking ships -- U.S. Coast Guard’s Bristol Bay and Canadian cutter The Griffon -- have been conducting operations to ease the flooding.
Local 4 News at 5 -- Feb. 3, 2021
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Hear from residents as ice jams cause flooding along St. Clair RiverIce jams along the St. Clair River have flooded main roads and homes Tuesday from Algonac to Port Huron. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for southeastern St. Clair County until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Homes impacted by flooding along St. Clair River
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Ice jams along the St. Clair River have flooded main roads and homes Tuesday from Algonac to Port Huron. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for southeastern St. Clair County until 10 a.m. Wednesday. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two icebreaking ships -- the U.S. Coast Guard Bristol Bay and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon -- have been conducting icebreaking operations to ease the flooding. “Griffon was underway until 8:30 p.m. flushing ice that is contributing to the flooding, and both cutters will resume icebreaking operations at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Bristol Bay, normally homeported in Detroit, is staged in Algonac, Mich. for the overnight hours,” read a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Police recover woman’s body near mouth of St. Clair River
CLAY TWP, MI — Police in St. Clair County say they recovered a woman’s body near the mouth of the St. Clair River. The body of 70-year-old Linda Pavia was found by a civilian close to shore in the 3500 block of South Channel Drive of St. Clair County’s Clay Township at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The civilian called 911, after which Clay Township police and South Water Rescue responded to the scene and removed Pavia. Pavia was a resident of Harsens Island, located at the mouth of the St. Clair River on Lake St. Clair. Detectives with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office are investigating Pavia’s death.mlive.com
River Crab in St. Clair listed as probable coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure site
ST. CLAIR, Mich. Officials with the St. Clair County Health Department announced Thursday that the River Crab Blue Water Inn has been listed as a possible coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure site after an employee tested positive. July 16, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 71,842; Death toll now at 6,101According to authorities, anyone who has visited the restaurant on July 5-8 may have been exposed and are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms over the next 14 days. Employees who worked with the confirmed case have been quarantined. The health department said the management of the River Crab is working closely with health officials and the restaurant has followed all required precautions and protocols. Health officials said the situation is an important reminder that even with the recommended safeguards in place, any social gathering can pose a risk for transmission of the virus.
Body of man missing for days in St. Clair River identified
Riley Gleason went missing on July 12 after he jumped off a boat into the St. Clair River behind the St. Clair Inn. ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. - A body found Thursday in the St. Clair River has been identified, authorities said. Gleason went missing on July 12 after he jumped off a boat into the St. Clair River behind the St. Clair Inn. The St. Clair County Sheriffs Office Dive Team was called to the scene and began to search for Gleason. He located Gleasons body in the St. Clair River off Russell Island in Clay Township about 7:45 a.m.A boat from the Algonac Fire Department responded and brought Gleasons body to the shore.
Train derails inside St. Clair River international tunnel in Port Huron
The scene of a train derailment in the St. Clair River international tunnel in Port Huron on June 28, 2019. (Port Huron City Manager James Freed)PORT HURON, Mich. - A train derailed inside the St. Clair River international tunnel in Port Huron, officials said. The scene of a train derailment in the St. Clair River international tunnel in Port Huron on June 28, 2019. (Port Huron City Manager James Freed)The scene of a train derailment in the St. Clair River international tunnel in Port Huron on June 28, 2019. (Port Huron City Manager James Freed)Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Weekly Fishing Report 6-27
You may want to start using top water lures/flies in the marinas and canals. Most are trolling, but some casters have been picking a few up around the point of Harley Ensign. White Bass Can be caught off Harley Ensign and Metro Beach. Try the Nine Mile Pier, Metro Park Huron Point, Harley Ensign, Brandenburg Park, Walter & Mary Burge Park. Bass Good smallmouth action was reported, and anglers are still getting a few white bass.detroit.cbslocal.com