ANN ARBOR - Sunday, 7 September, 2014 - This letter was sent to all Ann Arbor Public Schools families and staff. The worst of the traffic will be in south Ann Arbor where there's detours on the Stone School bridge over I-94 and the Eisenhower bridge over over the Ann Arbor Railroad.
Dear AAPS Families and Staff,
We want to check in this evening to update you on our AAPS status regarding the numerous impacts of the storm that passed through our area on Friday evening.
We have been monitoring our school buildings throughout the weekend, and are pleased to report that, at this time, all AAPS schools have power and are fully operational.
However, we also understand that a number of situations in Ann Arbor continue that may affect travel to and from schools tomorrow.
Many traffic lights across the area are still not working and the Eisenhower Bridge between S. Industrial Hwy. and Boardwalk has been closed since Friday night (two power line poles are leaning dangerously and so the bridge has been closed until DTE addresses this issue).
This road closure along with the existing Stone School Rd. closure compounded by the various signal lights that are out across the community will make for a very busy and hectic Monday morning.
Please know that we expect delays in our bus service tomorrow morning that will continue until DTE completes these repairs.
Transportation will be re-routing buses to minimize the impact, and yet we anticipate delays in both bus and car travel to and from school tomorrow.
In addition, we want to remind everyone that there are still areas throughout the community with active power lines down. These areas should be well-marked by now, but please be cautious and let's remind all our students to be very careful to stay clear of any areas that may have downed power lines.
Thank you for your patience as we all deal with the fallout from Friday night's storm that continues to impact our community.
Jeanice Swift Superintendent