News Update For Monday, 7/2/12

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Great Lakes Radio Marquette - Upper Peninsula News

Chocolay Township Police are looking for the public’s help in their investigation of the theft of a pair of all terrain vehicles and a trailer.  Police say the theft happened sometime between last week Wednesday and Friday when someone drove onto a yard of a residence in the Timberland subdivision, hooked up the trailer and fled the scene.  If you have any information concerning the theft of the A-T-V’s, please contact Chocolay Township Police at 249-4040.

The estimated one-point-four million Michigan residents who will travel this Fourth of July holiday period will be paying over 14 cents less for gas this week.  According to ‘Triple A Michigan,’ the current statewide average of just under three-dollars-41-cents per gallon is 34 cents less than the July 4th holiday last year.  The auto club says the lowest price in the state is in the Traverse City area at three dollars-23 cents a gallon. The highest is in Marquette at three dollars-58 cents.  Dearborn-based ‘Triple|A Michigan’ surveys two-thousand-800 Michigan gas stations daily.

M-DOT will once again make travel easier for motorists this Fourth of July holiday by lifting traffic restrictions on 100 of 155 construction projects statewide.  Beginning at 3 p.m. tomorrow and continuing until 6 a.m. Thursday, M-DOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges.  55 work zones will have active lane restrictions in place over the Fourth of July holiday. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents to be careful with fires this summer, especially during the approaching July 4-th holiday, as some regions of the state face dangerously dry conditions.  The D-N-R says people will enjoy warm summer holiday with campfires, barbeques – and fireworks. Each year numerous fires are started when people irresponsibly ignite fireworks. Concern is especially high this year because of a state law passed last year that allows for aerial fireworks. Use Fireworks responsibly by not igniting them near dry, combustible vegetation.  Be sure there is proper adult supervision whenever shooting off consumer fireworks. Remember that it is illegal to use fireworks on any public property without proper authorization. Keep all campfires small and never leave any fire unattended, even for a moment.  Always be sure ashes and barbeque coals are completely extinguished before leaving. Improperly extinguished fires are the leading causes of wildfires. Have water available in case your fire begins to escape, and drown your coals thoroughly before leaving a campfire.

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