Snyder: Marquette County getting help after cold - WNEM TV 5

Snyder: Marquette County getting help after cold

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Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency for Marquette County following widespread, severe damage to water and sewer lines caused by this winter's extreme cold.  

With the declaration Thursday, Michigan will make its resources available in cooperation with local efforts in the Upper Peninsula county.  

The county earlier this year requested an emergency declaration, saying that there already was more than $1.6 million in damage. Snyder said in a statement that the county's water and sewer infrastructure has been severely hurt by the weather.  

Snyder credited the work of public works personnel in the county who have been "working around the clock thawing and repairing water and sewer mains."  

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division will coordinate the state's efforts with Marquette County.


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