Bret Greenacre

Update: Mackinac Bridge Open to All Vehicles

In this update, all vehicles are now allowed to cross the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge Authority had previously only allowed passenger cars, passenger vans and pickup trucks without campers to cross the bridge. While all vehicles can now cross, high-profile vehicles – such as pickup trucks with campers or vehicles pulling boats – will need to be escorted. The Bridge Authority…

Enbridge Suspends Line 5 Pipeline due to Severe Storm

Because of the weekend’s storm, Enbridge has announced it is suspending its Line 5 pipeline. Earlier this weekend, lawmakers were calling on Enbridge to shut down the pipeline, since the storm could damage the pipeline further. It comes after Enbridge says Line 5, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac, suffered three minor dents about two weeks ago. Those dents…

Cadillac YMCA Offering Help to People Without Power

If the power’s out where you live, the Cadillac Area YMCA is here to help. The facility is opening their doors to everyone, whether or not they’re members of the YMCA. You’ll be able to use the facility for a number of services, from showering to using the Internet. However, if the YMCA’s power goes out, they’ll have to close…

Mackinac Bridge Partially Closed due to Wind Gusts

The Mackinac Bridge is partially closed Sunday due to the gusty winds from the weekend storm. The Mackinac Bridge Authority is only allowing passenger cars, passenger vans and pickup trucks without campers to cross the bridge. They’re asking anyone crossing the bridge to drive at 20 miles per hour or less. If conditions improve, the Bridge Authority says they’ll open…

Update: Manistee Riverwalk to Remain Closed After Seiche

The Manistee Riverwalk will stay closed after it was pummeled during a seiche event. Early Friday morning, the storm pushed water into the Lake Michigan shoreline, causing the water to rise up to 10 feet in Manistee. The city’s Department of Public Safety says the water level is going back down, but the seiche damaged the Manistee shoreline. The city…

Baldwin Woman Killed by Car in Lake County

A woman is dead after she was hit by a car in Lake County. Police are identifying the woman as Christina Lynn Kunna, a 32-year-old from Baldwin. Deputies were called to the accident on U.S. 10 near Hawkins Road in Chase Township around 3:15 Saturday morning. Kunna was walking in the lane of traffic when she was struck by a…

Storm Splits Tree Branch in Reed City

  One thing that could be causing some of the power outages this weekend is falling tree branches. This massive branch fell in Reed City Saturday morning. When our crews were there earlier, the branch was covering the sidewalk and part of the road. The Conners say they were inside their house this morning when they heard the branch fall…

Freighter Damaged by Ice Near Soo Locks

The cold temperatures aren’t helping to melt the ice, some of it two feet thick, on the St. Marys River and Whitefish Bay. The ice is creating havoc for vessel traffic. The freighter Calumet was damaged by ice Friday upstream, above the Soo Locks. It has been being repaired at the locks in the days since. The Coast Guard says…

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Case on Guns in Schools

Michigan’s Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could determine whether some people can carry guns into schools. Michigan law bans people from having guns in weapon-free zones, like schools. However, if you have a concealed pistol license, the state lets you bring a gun into school — as long as it’s openly holstered. Back in 2015, a…