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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Railroad Crossing Repairs at Gulley & Beech Daly Roads

Contractors for Amtrak are making repairs to the railroad tracks and crossings in many local communities - including Dearborn Heights - the week of December 12-22. As a result, motorists can expect to experience temporary blockages of the crossings at Gulley and Beech Daly Roads (just South of Michigan Avenue). The exact dates and times of the blockages have not been determined, but are expected to occur between 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. It is anticipated that each stoppage could last for up to 45 minutes - although every effort will be made to help reduce the amount of time traffic is stopped. Flaggers will be present at each crossing during the temporary stoppages.

Motorists can avoid these blockages by taking Telegraph Road, which will not be affected.

AT & T Cable Customers - Outage Update

We are aware that residents who are customers of the AT & T cable TV system are currently not able to access the city's government channel (channel 99). This is due to an equipment failure in the city's Cable TV studio control room. The equipment had to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair/re-programming, which is currently being done. We are attempting to get the equipment back as quickly as possible to get your channel back on the air. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we work through the problem.

                                                         Bob Ankrapp, Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer
                                                         City of Dearborn Heights


Concerned about the Ebola Virus?

Several residents have expressed concern regarding the potential growth and spread of the Ebola virus. At this point, medical experts still consider a widespread outbreak of the virus in the United States to be a low-probability risk. They are, however, monitoring the situation closely and will post additional precautionary information as it is appropriate.

The State of Michigan's Emerging Diseases website addresses the Ebola issue, as well as several other potentially-dangerous diseases in detail.

Click here to access the State of Michigan's Emerging Diseases Website.


Curbisde Recycling . . . What Can (and Can't) be Recycled

Do you ever wonder (as you are preparing to drop that item in your recycling bin) if it is on the "acceptable" list for recycling? Wonder no more - the Waste Management Corporation has produced a convenient handout explaining what can (and can't) be recycled.

Click here to see Waste Management's recycling guidelines.

Residents Reminded to "Run Their Water" After Water Main Breaks

The City of Dearborn Heights has experienced a number of water main breaks over the past several weeks. In many cases, small amounts of rust coloration are released into the water supply as the repairs are being made. If you experience this discoloration in your water, you should simply run it for a short period (10-15 minutes) until the discoloration dissipates and your water appears clear again.Although not harmful if consumed, laundering white or light-colored fabrics in discolored water could result in rust-colored stains.
Thinking about building a rain garden? Click here for some helpful information and tips.

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Parks & Recreation Programs and Events
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2014 Holiday Trash Schedule
Click here for the 2014 Holiday Trash Schedule