UPDATE: Sections of M-35 closed due to downed power line

A two-mile stretch of Highway M-35 between Fran’s Gas Station in Palmer and County Road 476 in Richmond Township is now temporarily closed due to a downed power line blocking the roadway.

The northbound lane is now open but the southbound lane remains closed. There is no estimated time for the strip’s reopening.

Michigan State Police and the Richmond Township Fire Department are on the scene and will make an announcement once the path has been cleared. Until then, travelers are advised to take alternate routes.