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Bottled water enroute to Almont and Imlay City; three tanker trunks to be at fairgrounds Wednesday to disperse water

FREE Additional pipe needed to make repair, may delay completion and lifting of Boil Water Advisory by another four days

LAPEER — Water supplies are enroute to Lapeer County at this time from the State of Michigan and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), operator of the water transmission line that suffered a break early Saturday morning in St. Clair County. As a result of the break, Almont and Imlay remain under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for two weeks. […]

County’s Emergency Management delivers bottled water to Village of Almont, Imlay City

FREE Water not being distributed at this time; being held in reserve should communities lose water pressure

LAPEER — The Village of Almont and the City of Imlay City this afternoon received five pallets of bottled water, though the water is not being given to area residents at this time. “Almont and Imlay City have water. We don’t want to give people water who already have water. People can wash their dishes, take a shower but if […]

State of Emergency declared by governor for Lapeer County following water main break in St. Clair County

FREE Village of Almont, Imlay City under Boil Water Advisory until further notice

LAPEER COUNTY — Sunday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency for Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties the result of a water transmission main break early Saturday morning that has impacted the Village of Almont and Imlay City. The Lapeer County communities are under a Boil Water Advisory issued by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) […]

Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect for 2 weeks in Almont, Imlay City

FREE New pipe needed to make repair in St. Clair County enroute from Texas

LAPEER — Following a conference call Saturday afternoon with the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), Michigan Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and other affected local emergency managers and local officials concerning a water main break in St. Clair County, it was determined a Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect for two weeks for the Village of Almont and Imlay City […]

Almont, Imlay City under a Boil Water Advisory following massive water transmission pipe break in St. Clair County

FREE City of Lapeer lifted from advisory after it initiates two backup wells

LAPEER COUNTY — The Village of Almont and Imlay City are under a Boil Water Advisory issued by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) until further notice following a leak discovered early this morning on a 120-inch water transmission main buried below a farm field in St. Clair County that transports water from Lake Huron to municipal water customers — […]

Lapeer Community Schools will try again in November to pass bond proposal

FREE Ballot proposal defeated by 57 votes on Aug. 2

LAPEER — During a special meeting of the Lapeer Community Schools (LCS) Board of Education this evening, Board members voted unanimously to move forward to place a bond proposal on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. November’s proposal will be “essentially identical” as the one seen last week, said LCS Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations Mark Rajter. The proposal […]

Lapeer County Road Commission equipment, road signs vandalized overnight in Imlay Township


IMLAY TWP. — The Lapeer County Road Commission and Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects who vandalized equipment, road signs personal property on Doran Road in Imlay Township. The vandalism occurred Tuesday night. Damaged equipment included an excavator parked overnight along the road. “We try to keep our equipment in tip-top shape. This […]

Lapeer woman, 36, dies Wednesday after tree branch crashes through windshield during storm


ATTICA TWP. — A 36-year-old Lapeer woman died Wednesday evening from injuries caused when a tree fell on a vehicle she was riding in her with husband and 12-year-old son. The tragic incident occurred during a severe thunderstorm that packed high winds, heavy rain and lightning. Lapeer County Central Dispatch at 4:33 p.m. received a call of a personal injury […]

Approximately 2,300 DTE Energy customers in Lapeer County without power following storms


LAPEER COUNTY — More than 74,000 utility customers across Michigan are without power today after strong storms ripped through the state late Wednesday afternoon. As of 11 a.m. this morning, 26,756 DTE Energy customers and 47,102 Consumers Energy customers were without power. In Lapeer County, approximately 2,300 DTE customers are without power. Outages are reported in Elba Township and Oregon […]

Lapeer County under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning


LAPEER COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lapeer County until 5 p.m. At 4:03 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Marlette to near North Branch to Otisville, moving east at 65 mph. For your protection, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. A Severe […]

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