Leaving Macomb Township for Memorial Day? Here's What You Need to Know
From construction zones to trash pickup, here's what you need to know before you leave town or check out for the weekend.
But if you have to leave us, here's what you should know before you go:
The weather: Prepare for thunderstorms
Around Macomb Township, the National Weather Service forecasts a chance of thunderstorms with a high of 80 degrees. Temperatures are predicted to hit 78 and 88 degrees, respectively, Saturday and Sunday, with a chance of rain and thunderstorms continuing through Memorial Day, which may hit 90 degrees.
Across Michigan the weather are similar. The chance of thunderstorms continues through the weekend from the west side of the state up to the Mackinac Bridge. Temperatures are expected to cool as you head farther north, but the highs should remain in the high 70s, possibly hitting the 80s, through Memorial Day.
The gasoline report: Here's where to fill up
Find the lowest daily gas prices using Macomb Patch's price tracker.
But if you just want to get out of town and don't want to take the time to fill up before leaving, know that the Macomb Township-area gas stations are only slightly lower than the average Detroit gas station price ($3.73) and Michigan average ($3.78).
Seven gas stations in the city of Clare, which some consider the borderline between "Up North" and everywhere else, reported gas prices ranging from $3.75 to $3.78 on Thursday evening — though don't try to make it all the way from here to there before filling up.
Construction: MDOT lifts work on 94 of 132 projects statewide
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday and continuing until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending road work wherever possible.
Don't worry about your trash
Garbage and curbside recycling pickup will be delayed one day for the entire week of May 28. There will be no pickup on Memorial Day.
When you return
You're likely to return Monday to sunny skies and more warmth; a high of 90 is predicted. You can take time to enjoy it — most of the grocery stores are open their normal hours on Monday night, so don't feel like you have to rush to run your typical end-of-weekend errands.