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Snyder: Marquette County Is In A State Of Emergency

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(WLNS) - Governor Rick Snyder is declaring a state of emergency for Marquette County communities dealing with damaged water and sewer lines.

This past winter's extremely cold temperatures and deep frost have crippled water and sewer pipes in that Upper Peninsula county.

Crews are working to thaw and repair the pipes.  The deep frost levels have caused widespread and severe damage and failure of water and sewer systems, fire hydrants and public roads, compromising public health and safety due to delayed fire suppression and emergency vehicle response and reduced capacity to treat wastewater.

The county expects to have more than $2 million in damages.  By declaring a state of emergency Snyder clears the way for state resources to be made available to the county.

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