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NAHMA TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Wisconsin man has died in a Delta County traffic accident.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post say the crash happened Friday around 10:30 a.m. on U.S. 2 near 24.5 Lane in Nahma Township.

Investigation indicates the man was hauling hot tar in a semi tractor-trailer when he drove into the ditch on the south side of the highway.

Bystanders started CPR on the driver until first responders arrived. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain woman is jailed, following a hit-and-run accident in the city Wednesday.

Officers say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on US-2 at the Ridgeview intersection. A westbound van driven by a 35-year-old woman rear-ended a pickup truck that was stopped at the light. Both drivers received minor injuries.

After the collision the driver of the van fled the scene and the pickup driver gave chase.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   The Iron Mountain Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash on US-2 near Sixth Street. 

Police and firefighters responded to the scene around 12:15 a.m. Thursday. A 68-year-old woman from the Iron Mountain area was southbound on the highway when her vehicle left the west side and struck a guy wire for a power pole. The vehicle spun out of control and crossed to the east side of the highway, left the road and struck a garage.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle rollover accident in Iron Mountain Sunday.

Iron Mountain police and fire officials were dispatched around 9:10 p.m. to US-2 and East Hughitt Street. They say a 28-year-old man was eastbound on Hughitt in a pickup truck when he failed to stop for the sign at US-2. His vehicle was broadsided by a second pickup that was northbound on the highway. The truck that ran the sign rolled over onto its side.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A man has been arrested for causing a seven-vehicle crash in Iron Mountain.

The Iron Mountain Police and Fire Departments were dispatched Wednesday around 2:20 p.m. to US-2 near H Street. Officials say a white Dodge pickup driven by a 63-year-old man was northbound when it crossed into the left-turn lane, sideswiped two cars and rear-ended an SUV. The collision pushed the SUV into three other vehicles waiting at the light.

Two drivers were taken to Dickinson County Healthcare System for precautionary measures.

MACKINAC COUNTY, MI--   Drivers on US-2 in Mackinac County will encounter lane closures and brief delays next week during post-construction inspection of the Cut River Bridge. 

Starting Monday one lane of alternating traffic will be open using temporary signals while Michigan Department of Transportation crews conduct hands-on inspections following the completion of a two-year structural steel repair and painting project on the bridge.

BATES TOWNSHIP, MI--   Officials rushed to clean up diesel from US-2 in Iron County after a tractor leaked fuel on the highway Thursday. 

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post responded around 1:10 p.m. near Larson Park in Bates Township. They say a tractor/truck with a full 81-gallon tank of diesel started to leak on the eastbound lane and shoulder of the highway.

The truck is owned by Hebert Construction out of Iron River. It was driven by a 58-year-old Iron River man.

Crews responded to the scene to contain the fuel and clean up the roadway.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The resurfacing of 1.5 miles of US-2 in Iron Mountain starts Monday. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation will redo the section between Kent Street and Michigan Avenue. The $942,000 project is expected to be completed by June 14.

Road work on another portion of US-2 in the eastern U.P. also starts Monday. MDOT says 10.3 miles of US-2 from Gulliver to 1 mile east of the US-2/M-77 intersection in Schoolcraft County will be resurfaced.

The project will cost $2.6 million and is expected to finish June 21.

BESSEMER, MI--   The main thoroughfare through Bessemer is being reduced to two lanes because of poor road conditions.

The Gogebic County Road Commission, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation, is restricting US-2 to one lane each way because of potholes and other damage. The shift will remain in effect until spring thaw conditions allow for more permanent repairs.

Officials are telling drivers to plan for traffic congestion and allow extra time to get through town.

NORWAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash in Dickinson County.

Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post responded Thursday around 12:40 p.m. to US-2 at Summit Road in Norway Township.

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