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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Berrien; Branch; Calhoun; Cass; Kalamazoo; St. Joseph; Van Buren

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 504 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
MI
.    MICHIGAN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BERRIEN              BRANCH              CALHOUN
CASS                 KALAMAZOO           ST. JOSEPH
VAN BUREN
9/20/2014 2:18 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Minnesota - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: McLeod; Meeker; Renville; Wright

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWESTERN
WRIGHT...NORTHEASTERN RENVILLE...SOUTHEASTERN MEEKER AND MCLEOD
COUNTIES UNTIL 500 PM CDT...
AT 443 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MAPLE LAKE TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST
OF LAKE MARION REGIONAL PARK TO 15 MILES WEST OF LAKE MARION REGIONAL
PARK...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF MCLEOD...
NORTHEASTERN RENVILLE...SOUTHEASTERN MEEKER AND SOUTHWESTERN WRIGHT
COUNTIES...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...GLENCOE AIRPORT...
WINSTED...PLATO AND LESTER PRAIRIE.
...0.75IN
WIND...60MPH
9/20/2014 4:48 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Minnesota - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: McLeod; Meeker; Renville; Wright

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWESTERN
WRIGHT...NORTHEASTERN RENVILLE...SOUTHEASTERN MEEKER AND MCLEOD
COUNTIES UNTIL 500 PM CDT...
AT 443 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MAPLE LAKE TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST
OF LAKE MARION REGIONAL PARK TO 15 MILES WEST OF LAKE MARION REGIONAL
PARK...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF MCLEOD...
NORTHEASTERN RENVILLE...SOUTHEASTERN MEEKER AND SOUTHWESTERN WRIGHT
COUNTIES...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...GLENCOE AIRPORT...
WINSTED...PLATO AND LESTER PRAIRIE.
...0.75IN
WIND...60MPH
9/20/2014 4:48 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Cass; De Witt; Fulton; Knox; Logan; Marshall; Mason; McLean; Menard; Peoria; Schuyler; Stark; Tazewell; Woodford

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 504 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
IL
.    ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BUREAU               CASS                DE WITT
FORD                 FULTON              GRUNDY
HANCOCK              HENDERSON           HENRY
IROQUOIS             KANKAKEE            KENDALL
KNOX                 LA SALLE            LIVINGSTON
LOGAN                MARSHALL            MASON
MCDONOUGH            MCLEAN              MENARD
MERCER               PEORIA              PUTNAM
SCHUYLER             STARK               TAZEWELL
WARREN               WILL                WOODFORD
9/20/2014 4:33 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Benton; Jasper; Lake; Newton; Porter

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 504 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM CDT /10 PM
EDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS
LIVINGSTON
IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
FORD                  IROQUOIS
IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS
KANKAKEE
IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES
IN NORTHWEST INDIANA
BENTON                JASPER                LAKE IN
NEWTON                PORTER
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...FOWLER...GARY...KANKAKEE...
MOROCCO...PIPER CITY...PONTIAC...RENSSELAER...
VALPARAISO AND WATSEKA.
9/20/2014 4:33 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Ford; Iroquois; Kankakee; Livingston

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 504 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM CDT /10 PM
EDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS
LIVINGSTON
IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
FORD                  IROQUOIS
IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS
KANKAKEE
IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES
IN NORTHWEST INDIANA
BENTON                JASPER                LAKE IN
NEWTON                PORTER
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...FOWLER...GARY...KANKAKEE...
MOROCCO...PIPER CITY...PONTIAC...RENSSELAER...
VALPARAISO AND WATSEKA.
9/20/2014 4:33 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Elkhart; Kosciusko; Lagrange; Noble; Whitley

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN
WHITLEY...EASTERN KOSCIUSKO...NOBLE...SOUTHERN LAGRANGE AND
SOUTHEASTERN ELKHART COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM EDT...
AT 543 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM TOPEKA TO 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF NORTH WEBSTER TO 7
MILES SOUTHWEST OF PIERCETON...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
TRI-LAKES...COLUMBIA CITY...ALBION...ROME CITY...KIMMEL...ETNA...
COSPERVILLE...LARWILL...EDDY...ORMAS...BEAR LAKE...OLIVER LAKE...LOON
LAKE...GOOSE LAKE...WOLFLAKE...LORANE...BIG LAKE...BRIMFIELD...
WOLCOTTVILLE AND WOODRUFF.
...0.75IN
WIND...60MPH
9/20/2014 4:33 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Allen; Cass; De Kalb; Elkhart; Fulton; Huntington; Kosciusko; La Porte; Lagrange; Marshall; Miami; Noble; Pulaski; St. Joseph; Starke; Steuben; Wabash; White; Whitley

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 504 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
IN
.    INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ALLEN                BENTON              CASS
DE KALB              ELKHART             FULTON
HUNTINGTON           JASPER              KOSCIUSKO
LAGRANGE             LAKE                LA PORTE
MARSHALL             MIAMI               NEWTON
NOBLE                PORTER              PULASKI
ST. JOSEPH           STARKE              STEUBEN
WABASH               WHITE               WHITLEY
9/20/2014 4:33 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Minnesota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Anoka; Benton; Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Chisago; Dakota; Hennepin; Isanti; Kanabec; Kandiyohi; Lac qui Parle; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Nicollet; Ramsey; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Washington; Wright; Yellow Medicine

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 503 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 29 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA
BENTON                KANDIYOHI             MCLEOD
MEEKER                MORRISON              RENVILLE
SHERBURNE             SIBLEY                STEARNS
WRIGHT
IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
ANOKA                 CARVER                CHISAGO
DAKOTA                HENNEPIN              ISANTI
KANABEC               MILLE LACS            RAMSEY
SCOTT                 WASHINGTON
IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
BROWN                 LE SUEUR              NICOLLET
RICE
IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
REDWOOD
IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
CHIPPEWA              LAC QUI PARLE         YELLOW MEDICINE
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BLAINE...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...
CHASKA...ELK RIVER...FARIBAULT...GAYLORD...GRANITE FALLS...
HASTINGS...HUTCHINSON...LE SUEUR...LITCHFIELD...LITTLE FALLS...
MADISON...MINNEAPOLIS...MONTEVIDEO...MONTICELLO...MORA...
NEW ULM...OLIVIA...PRINCETON...REDWOOD FALLS...SAUK RAPIDS...
SHAKOPEE...ST. CLOUD...ST. PAUL...ST. PETER...
STILLWATER AND WILLMAR.
9/20/2014 4:19 PM (Updated 9/20/2014 4:48 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Next Week for Beam Installation on Bartlett Road Bridge

Bridge being reconstructed for I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary, overnight lane closures on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) are scheduled next week for beam installation on the Bartlett Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 in Hoffman Estates. The bridge is currently closed for reconstruction to make way for the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.

Weather permitting, beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 22, one lane in each direction on I-90 will close, followed by closure of a second westbound lane at 10 p.m. to prepare for beam installation over the westbound side of the roadway. In addition, brief, intermittent full closures of the westbound lanes are scheduled between 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, and 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. ahead of the morning rush hour.

Similar closures at the same times are scheduled on Tuesday, September 23, for beam installation over the eastbound side of I-90. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24.

Reconstruction of the Bartlett Road Bridge is being coordinated with Cook County, the Illinois Department of Transportation and the village of Hoffman Estates, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

Work includes construction of a new concrete bridge with one lane and a shoulder in both directions. The project will also accommodate a future bicycle and pedestrian path on the northbound side of the bridge. The new bridge is scheduled to reopen this fall.

The Bartlett Road Bridge is among 11 local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. On the eastern segment of I-90, work is also underway on Higgins Road. On the western segment of I-90, bridges to be removed and reconstructed in 2014 include Town Hall Road, Pearl Street, Johnson Road, Shattuck Road, County Line Road, Harmony-Riley Road, Harmony Road, Hennig Road and Tyrrell Road.

Maps and construction project information about the I-90 local crossroad bridge projects are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

9/19/2014 2:34 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 2:34 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Construction 9/19/14 - 9/22/14

The following weekend construction activities are scheduled, in addition to work already in place. As always, some work may be postponed due to weather or other circumstances. Please check Michigan.gov/drive for current construction and traffic information and follow MDOT on Twitter @ MDOT_MetroDet.  Also, attached is the M-1 Rail announcement regarding the closure of I-75.

I-75:   *****CLOSURE******
In Wayne County, north and south I-75 will be closed between M-10 and I-375 from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for bridge demolition on M-1 (Woodward Ave) over I-75.  North detour is north I-75 to west I-96 to east I-94 to north I-75. South detour is south I-75 to west I-94 to east I-96 to north I-75.
In Wayne County, the following RAMPS ARE CLOSED from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday due to the I-75 closure.
South I-75 (Chrysler) ramp to south I-75 (Fisher). (Detour west I-94 to east I-96 to south I-75.)
South I-75 ramp to Grand River Ave.
North I-75 ramp to south I-375.
North I-75 ramp to M-3 (Gratiot Ave).
North I-75, local lane ramp, to north I-75 at Rosa Parks Blvd, EXCEPT Sunday 6 am to 1 pm for Grand River exit for football traffic only.
North I-75 ramp to Grand River Ave, EXCEPT Sunday 6 am to 1 pm for football traffic.
Ambassador Bridge ramp to north I-75 and M-10. (Detour west I-96 to east I-94 to north M-10/I-75.)
Clark Avenue ramp to north I-75.
Rosa Parks Blvd ramp to north I-75.
Mack Ave ramp to south I-75.
M-3 (Gratiot Ave) ramp to south I-75.


I-75:
In Oakland County, north I-75 between Crooks and Coolidge roads will have the left lane closed from 7 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday for maintenance.


I-96:
In Wayne County, east I-96 ramp to north I-75 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for I-75 closure.
M-10:
In Wayne County, north and south M-10 (Lodge Fwy) ramp to north I-75 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for I-75 closure.
In Oakland County, south M-10 (Northwestern Hwy), south of US-24 (Telegraph Rd) will have right lane closed from 7 am to 12 pm Saturday for maintenance.


I-94:
In Wayne County, east I-94 at Warren Avenue will have two right lanes closed from 8 am to 5 pm Saturday for road work.


I-275:
In Oakland County, south I-275, south of M-102 (8 Mile Road), will have one lane closed from 7 am to 3 pm, Saturday, for maintenance.


I-375:
In Wayne County, north I-375 ramp to south I-75 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday due to I-75 closure.


M-15: (Ortonville Road)
In Oakland County, north and south M-15 (Ortonville Rd) will be closed between Northview and Waldon roads from 6 am to 10 pm Sunday for local event.


M-150: (Rochester Road)
In Oakland County, north and south M-150 between Avon Road and 2nd Street will have one lane closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for weekend road work through mid-October.
In Oakland County, north and south M-150 at M-59 will have one lane closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for weekend road work through mid-October.


M-24: (Lapeer Road)
In Oakland County, north and south M-24 between Davison Lake Road to Burdick will have one lane closed from 7 am to 7 pm both Saturday and Sunday for weekend work through mid-October.


M-29:
In St. Clair County, north and south M-29 between Palms and Nook roads will have one lane closed from 7 am Saturday to 7 pm Sunday for road work.
 
    M-1 closure of I-75 091914.docx
 
The Michigan Department of Transportation:
Providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.
For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/mdot or contact us.
 

9/19/2014 1:42 AM (Updated 9/19/2014 8:01 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Overpasses at Adams and Jefferson in Peoria

Overnight full closures of westbound I-74 at the Adams and Jefferson overpasses in Peoria are scheduled for the following dates:

  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, September 21st
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, September 28th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 5th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 12th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 19th

The repair work is necessary to replace bridge beams that were damaged after being hit by a truck hauling a piece of heavy machinery.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

9/17/2014 1:02 PM (Updated 9/18/2014 1:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Mannheim Road Ramp Closures Sept. 2 - Nov. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the ongoing Mannheim Interchange project, the ramps from northbound Mannheim Road (U.S.12/45) to westbound I-190 and eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road are scheduled to close, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
 
The following detour routes will be posted:

Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound I-190:

  • Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound Zemke Boulevard to southbound Bessie Coleman Drive to westbound I-190.

Eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road loop ramp closure:

  • Northbound Bessie Coleman Drive to eastbound Zemke Boulevard to northbound Mannheim Road.

The ramps are tentatively scheduled to open November 21, 2014.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

8/29/2014 6:12 PM (Updated 9/18/2014 1:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at I-290 and Roosevelt Road Interchanges

Ogden Avenue Interchange work scheduled later this month

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to continue ramp repairs on the interchanges that connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-290, Roosevelt Road and Ogden Avenue. Weather permitting, ramp closures with detours are needed at all three interchanges this month to complete the repairs and electronic message signs and detour signage will be put in place to alert drivers.

I-290 Interchange

This week, a weekend-long closure is scheduled on the ramp carrying eastbound I-290 traffic to southbound I-294 for shoulder repairs and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19, the ramp will be closed and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route eastbound I-290 traffic to the Mannheim Road exit and direct drivers to immediately reenter I-290 westbound and then onto southbound I-294. The ramp is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute.



Work is also planned over the next two consecutive weekends on the ramp carrying northbound I-294 traffic to eastbound I-290. The ramp will remain open during construction, however, traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one. The first weekend of work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19. The work will be completed by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute. A similar closure is planned for the following weekend from Friday night, September 26, through Monday morning, September 29.

Roosevelt Road Interchange


This weekend, a closure is scheduled on the ramp carrying eastbound Roosevelt Road traffic to southbound I-294 and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19, the ramp will close and a detour will be put in place directing traffic from eastbound Roosevelt Road to Wolf Road and then south to Ogden Avenue before merging onto southbound I-294. The ramp is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute.



Ogden Avenue Interchange

Two ramps at the Ogden Avenue Interchange are scheduled to close for ramp work this month. Beginning September 22, a two-week closure with a posted detour is scheduled for reconstruction of the ramp carrying southbound I-294 to westbound Ogden Avenue. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing southbound I-294 traffic to eastbound Ogden Avenue, then immediately reentering I-294 heading northbound to reach westbound Ogden Avenue.

In addition, a weekend closure is scheduled for the ramp carrying westbound Ogden Avenue traffic to southbound I-294. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing traffic south on York Road and Garfield Avenue, then east on 55th Street, south on County Line Road and east on I-55 to reach southbound I-294.