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Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 : 3:47 p.m.

Dexter-Pinckney Road reopens following tornado clean-up

By Lisa Allmendinger

Dexter-Pinckney Road in Dexter Township is now officially open to motorists.

The road was closed in March by the Washtenaw County Road Commission following destruction to trees during an EF-3 tornado that blew through the area on March 15.


Lisa Allmendinger |

The section of Dexter-Pinckney Road between Island Lake and Wylie roads was closed for storm clean-up and an outside contractor, Harry Fox, with specialized large tree clean-up equipment, was brought in to assist Road Commission crews with the chipping and hauling off of large trees and branches.

According to a release from the Road Commission, the road was re-opened Tuesday.

"Roadside restoration continues and the traveling public should expect intermittent lane closures until further notice," according to information from Jim Harmon, director of operations.

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Laura Jones

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 12:48 p.m.

Glad the road is open. Shocking damage to see. Incredible there were no deaths let alone serious injury.