UPDATE: M-553 opens between Pioneer Road and CR 480 after closure

Published: Oct. 18, 2022 at 6:19 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2022 at 6:41 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says all northbound and southbound lanes are open on M-553. That’s between County Road 480 and Pioneer Road in Marquette County.

It was closed earlier because of a flashing traffic light that fell down.

Last published: Oct 18, 2022 12:58:09 PM

As of 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, the intersection of M-553 and Division St. in the city of Marquette remains closed because the flashing traffic light has fallen down.

BLP crews are currently working on repairs. The closure began around 6:00 a.m.

Drivers trying to get between the Crossroads and Marquette will need to take an alternate route, such as Marquette County Road 480 and US-41. Crews have posted detour routes.

There are no reports of any injuries associated with the traffic light damage. Winds were gusting as high as 50 mph Tuesday morning.