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GOOD NEWS! Eight Mile Road between Chubb and Napier is now open to traffic. Drive safely.

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A section of Wood Trail in Oxford Twp is closed due to a culvert issue. This is a residential road. Once the water recedes,crews with further investigate the culvert.

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COURTESY POST. MDOT WORK TODAY.

Our RCOC crews are already out and will continue to work extended shifts to address road issues that have been reported.

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Contracted crews repairing the worst of the pavement on I-696, I-75, and US-24 (Telegraph), during dry days while county crews continue patrolling for potholes. Work occurs during am and pm rush to get as much done during dry weather. At times, only 1 lane open.
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UPDATE! Eight Mile Road is now open between Chubb and Napier. Drive safely!

Eight Mile Road between Napier and Chubb roads remains closed to traffic. There is still quite a bit of water over the road.

Another warning, if you blow around the barricades and road closed signs, a Sheriff Deputy is handing out tickets like they are Halloween candy. Many motorists who managed to get around the barricades had to be towed out along with being issued a hefty ticket. We have it b...locked because it is not safe until the water recedes and road repairs can be made.

We want to thank everyone who has not tried to go around the barricades.

One last piece of advice, arguing with the Deputy about the need to blow around the barricades is not recommended. Yes, this has been happening along with some horrible language.

Be safe.

We will keep you posted.
(Update on 2/23 @ 12:50 p.m.)

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HEADS UP MAPLE RD COMMUTERS IN COMMERCE TWP!

Sanitary sewer work on EB Maple Road, just west of Welch Road, will close a lane beginning Feb. 28. One lane will reopen in the work zone.
This message is sponsored by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office because they will be fixing the sanitary sewer. Work expected to be complete on March 7.

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The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office will close the eastbound (outer lane) of Maple Road just west of Welch Road in Commerce Township beginning Feb. 28 for sanitary sewer repairs. One lane will remain for eastbound traffic.
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We might have freezing rain tomorrow morning, please drive cautiously. As always, crews are on standby.

Winter Special Statement E
STARTS: 02/23/2018 4:00 AM EST
EXPIRES: 02/23/2018 8:00 AM EST ...
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Oakland County
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There is a 30% chance of freezing drizzle which could coat some roads and cause slippery conditions. The greatest chance for this will be on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.

Temperatures:
Low Tonight 30-32. High Friday 48-51.

Wind:
Southeast 5-10 mph.

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UPDATE! The "BORING" work has been canceled for tomorrow, 2/23 and will be rescheduled at a later date. School has been notified.

REMINDER! Soil boring work will take place on Lake George Road (south of West Predmore and school) in Oakland Township tomorrow, 2/23. The road will remain open to traffic with work taking place from about 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic when necessary. Work is also weather-dependent.

https://mi-oaklandcountyrc.civicplus.com/AlertCenter.aspx…

SME will be taking soil boring samples on Lake George Road between Stoney Creek and West Predmore roads (south of the school) in Oakland Township on Feb. 23 (9 am - 3 pm) weather permitting. Road will remain open with flaggers directing traffic.
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Napier Road south of 12 Mile road has reopened to traffic. Drive safely.

COURTESY POST! MDOT pavement repairs have started on I-696/I-75/Telegraph

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Contracted crews repairing the worst of the pavement on I-696, I-75, and US-24 (Telegraph), during dry days while county crews continue patrolling for potholes. Work occurs during am and pm rush to get as much done during dry weather. At times, only 1 lane open.
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UPDATE! The road has reopened to traffic. Drive safely. Thanks for your patience.

Eight Mile Road between Napier and Chubb remains closed to traffic. There is still quite a bit of water over the road. Another warning, if you blow around the barricades and road closed signs, a Sheriff Deputy is handing out tickets like they are Halloween candy. Many motorists who managed to get around the barricades had to be towed out and along with being issued a hefty ticket. We will keep you posted. (Update on 2/23 @ 12:50 p.m.)

MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT! 8 Mile Road between Napier and Chubb roads is closed due to flooding and potholes under the water.

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RCOC will apply Spring weight restrictions to roads within its jurisdiction beginning Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:00 a.m.. sharp. Follow the link for a list of roads.

http://www.rcocweb.org/DocumentCenter/View/2406

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UPDATE! Napier Road is open to traffic. Drive safely.

The RCOC has closed a section of Napier Road between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads (just south of Knightsbridge Blvd) due to flooding causing a washout of the road.

UPDATE! Dequindre south of Avon is open to traffic.

Dequindre Road just south of Avon Road is closed due to flooding. Please use caution on roads.

RCOC advises drivers to use caution on gravel roads throughout Oakland County. (Graders are out on the roads today)

***To report issues, call 877-858-4804 or use the blue "Contact Us" button on this page below the cover photo. Email works too, dcsmail@rcoc.org***

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) advises drivers to use caution on gravel roads during the upcoming weeks. ...
Rain mixed with snow melt on many of the nearly 760 miles of gravel roads in Oakland County is causing soft conditions in many areas. The rain has also contributed to washout-like conditions, especially in hilly areas.
“We are doing everything we can to maintain the gravel roads,” explained RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “However, despite our best efforts, heavy rains combined with already saturated conditions could lead to some unstable roads.”
In addition to possible washouts and soft areas, roads could be very bumpy as result of the weather.
Culverts under driveways to businesses and homes should also be cleared of leaves and debris to assure that storm water will properly flow through ditches and reduce potential for road flooding. “It’s important for motorists to be on the lookout for water over the road regardless of whether they are driving on a paved or gravel road,” Kolar added.
RCOC crews continue to do everything possible with available resources, including 19 graders, to address the gravel roads throughout Oakland County. To report any gravel road issues, call 877-858-4804 or contact RCOC on-line at: https://www.rcocweb.org/For…/Contact-Us-4/Contact-Us-Form-43

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UPDATE: WORK IS ALSO CANCELED FOR 2/21 (WEDNESDAY)

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Due to weather, MDOT pavement repair/patching work on I-75/I-696/Telegraph is canceled for today (2/20) and Wednesday (2/21)

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NO TUESDAY, 2/20/18, WORK DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
**COUNTIES PATCHING THROUGHOUT COUNTIES, INCLUDING THESE ROUTES**

*DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS (Fog, Rain, Snow)*
*Schedule changes shared @MDOT_MetroDet

Tuesday:
- EB I-696 in Macomb from Dequindre to Mound: ALL LANES OPEN

-WB I-696 in Oakland from I-75 to Woodward: ALL LANES OPEN

- SB I-75 from Crooks to Long Lake: ALL LANES OPEN

- SB US-24 near Square Lake: ALL LANES OPEN


Contracted crews will be repairing the worst of the pavement on I-696, I-75, and US-24 (Telegraph), during dry days. Currently, the pavement repairs are planned for dry days while county crews continue patrolling for potholes. Work will occur during the am and pm rush to get as much done, as possible, during dry weather. At times, only 1 lane will be open. It is quite unusual to try and repair concrete in the winter and requires a variety of efforts and a flexible schedule because of cold and snowy conditions. Additional days will be shared as they are updated.

EB I-696 between US-24 and I-94 repaired first, followed by WB 696 from Dequindre to US-24.
I-75 between 12 Mile and Coolidge, SB is being done first, followed by NB.
US-24 between Long Lake and Orchard Lake, SB will be repaired first, followed by NB.

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Drive with caution, the rain and snow melt have the potential to cause ponding of water on roadways.

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US National Weather Service Detroit / Pontiac Michigan

A warm front will become stationary across central Lower Michigan tonight. Rain showers will increase coverage again during the night and will be heavy at times..., especially north of I-69 near the stalled front, before shifting southward during Tuesday. A few embedded thunderstorms will also be possible. Total rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches can be expected with locally higher amounts possible. Rain and snowmelt will lead to ponding of water on roadways and low lying areas as well as minor river and stream flooding by Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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US National Weather Service Detroit / Pontiac Michigan

A slow-moving frontal boundary will bring rain, some heavy, to southeast Michigan through Wednesday. A few embedded thunderstorms will also be possible. Rainfal...l amounts of 1-3 inches can be expected with locally higher amounts possible. Rain and snowmelt will lead to ponding of water on roadways and low lying areas as well as possible minor river and stream flooding by Tuesday.

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