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Fire crews called to anhydrous leak Sunday night

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30th March

Leaking anhydrous ammonia resulted in a Blissfield Township fire crew being dispatched to the Crop Production Services location on Silberhorn Highway Sunday evening.
Blissfield Fire Chief Gary Crist said crews were called out to the location at 8:23 p.m. Three small tanks were leaking, he said.
It is believed there was a problem with a shut-off valve caused by the weather, he said.
Fire department personnel waited for CPS employees to arrive before suiting up in self-contained breathing apparatus and shutting off the valve.
Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour.


River Raisin may be at high point

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21st March

According to forecaster from the National Weather Service the River Raisin may have reached its high point Friday morning, March 21, just inches below what would be considered a minor flood. According to the NWS website the river was at 682.45 feet above sea level at 7 a.m. Friday. Flooding occurs at 683 feet.

Water rose over the banks into Bachmayer Park late last weekend and some standing water is visible in Ellis Park as well in the middle of the village. Forecasters say the water levels will remain fairly constant through Monday before gradually decreasing throughout the week.

Lenawee Emergency Management Director Curtis  Parsons said the slow thaw has been favorable.  Reports of some flooding has been reported downstream closer to the City of Monroe where the river flows into Lake Erie.


Detroit Consortium tames Bobcats in Regional final

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12th March

The Whiteford Bobcats, after defeating Clinton in the Regional semifinal Monday, found themselves against Detroit Consortium for the Regional crown Wednesday, March 12, and falling by a score of 91-61.

For photos and the rest of the story, please see the March 19, 2014, edition of The Advance. For the stories on their District title win and their regional semifinal win, please see this week’s Advance, on newsstands now.