Downed power line closes road

Cliff Drive was closed early Monday morning by the Keweenaw County Road Commission due to a downed utility line that was smoking, according to radio communications.

The road has been closed as a precautionary measure as Road Commission and other workers checked the woods along the scenic route for fire hazards.

Personnel from the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department could not be reached by telephone, as deputies were already on the road or at the scene, according to the regional 911 dispatch in Negaunee.