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Local briefing

Men arrested after 2 crashes

PALMER — Arrests were made following two separate vehicle accidents that occurred in Richmond Township early Saturday morning.

An 18-year-old Gwinn man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and jailed after striking a tree along M-35 while operating under the influence, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office.

The Gwinn man was traveling northbound in a 2009 Chevrolet Impala and drove off the roadway, striking a tree, police said. The accident occurred around 6:40 a.m. Saturday along M-35 near Marquette County Road ML in Richmond Township.

Prior to arriving on scene, Marquette County Central Dispatch advised a Michigan State Police trooper that a second vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed and rolled over in a resident’s front yard, south of the first traffic crash location, according to an MSP press release.

The trooper investigated the second crash in which a 20-year-old Ishpeming man and an 18-year-old Ishpeming man were traveling south on M-35 when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. The 20-year-old was taken into custody for suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and other charges, police said. The driver was transported to the hospital for minor injuries, then lodged in jail, according to the MSP release.

The incident remains under investigation and no names are being released at this time, police said Saturday.

Front Street to close for work

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Front Street in Marquette between Ohio Street and Hewitt Avenue will be closed to through traffic for reconstruction work. This project is expected to last four weeks.

The Front Street work will detour traffic to Ohio, Third and Prospect streets. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing, a city press release states.

Lynn Street closure on Monday

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Oberstar Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacements on Lynn Street, from Fair Avenue to Center Street in Marquette.

This work is the prerequisite for the milling and overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures, a city press release states.

The work is expected to last two weeks for this phase of the project. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.