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Public Works/Road Work

Posted on: March 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Crews continue wind storm cleanup

Traffic signal without power

UPDATE 9 p.m. -- See the listings below for the evening update from the Field Services crews.


City crews continue to remove fallen trees and monitor traffic signals after Wednesday’s high winds across Battle Creek and the state.


After about 50 reports of downed trees and limbs, the following roads still are closed to thru traffic this morning:

  • Vale Street – East Michigan Avenue to Cliff Street -- wires down; no trees
  • Elizabeth at Sherman
  • Hanover Street – West Emmett Street to Walter Avenue
  • Parkway Drive at Howland Street
  • Blenken Court – Parkway Drive to Howland Street -- one lane open (broken pole with wires)
  • Myrtle Avenue – North Bedford Road to East Willard Avenue
  • Wentworth Avenue – Highland Avenue to Foster Avenue
  • Fairfield Avenue – South Beckman Avenue to South LaVista Boulevard -- wires down; no trees
  • East Minges Road – Riverside Drive to East Court
  • East Hamilton Lane – Riverside Drive to Reyn Circle
  • Howland Avenue -- Manchester to Oaklawn -- wires down; no trees

Four of the seven traffic signals running on generator power this morning are back to normal operations. Those still on generators are on M-66 and Michigan Avenue. The signal at Washington Avenue and Sanitarium is back to normal operation.


The following intersections remain four-way stops, with signage:

  • South Helmer Road at Beckley Road -- now running on a generator
  • South Helmer Road at Watkins Road
  • West Roosevelt Avenue at Hubbard Street
  • Morgan Road at North Avenue

Crews have found that multiple sections of the Linear Park path have trees across them. Two of the city's three cemeteries have tree and headstone damage. Claude Evans Park has trees down and two destroyed picnic tables. Willard Beach did not have any major damage.


Please continue to be alert as you travel through the city, as cleanup continues. Officials appreciate everyone’s patience.

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