December 8, 2016

Sheriff’s Department reports calm Independence Day traffic

By James Kuch
News Editor | news@arenacindependent.com
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ARENAC COUNTY — Independence Day came and went in Arenac County without much disturbance.

Undersheriff Donald McIntyre of the Arenac County Sheriff’s Department said there were no major incidents during the holiday weekend.

“Everything went really smooth,” he said. “Overall, it was an excellent weekend.”

McIntyre said the department responded to a number of calls and reported one minor car accident in Alger along M-33. He said one driver went to the hospital with minor injuries.

“A lot of the calls we responded to over the weekend were civil related,” he said.

Traffic in the area began to increase on Thursday, June 30 and decreased Tuesday, July 5, McIntyre said.

“The holiday traffic was really spread out this year,” he said. “I-75 was busy and so was US-23.”

McIntyre said that construction on I-75 and US-23 did not cause many problems in traffic flow.

He added that traffic totals were very high.

“That is good for our area businesses,” he said.

McIntyre said he was glad to see a holiday weekend pass without many major problems.

“It was a busy weekend, but the good thing is no one was hurt,” he said.

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