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President Biden’s motorcade arrives in Howell Twp.


Livingston Daily reporters Jennifer Timar, Kayla Daugherty and photograher Gillis Benedict are covering President Joe Biden’s visit to Howell Twp. today. Read their newest reports here:

3:15 p.m.

Howell Mayor Nick Proctor is among several local officials waiting to here Biden speak at the Howell Twp. training facility. 

“We are excited for him to come to Howell,” he said. “Who would have thought the President would come to Howell.”

Proctor said he is interested in hearing what Biden has to say about his infrastructure plan. 

“If it passes Congress we hope some comes our way, not just for the city but for our county,” he said. 

2:40 p.m. Tuesday

Hundreds of people watched the presidential motorcade travel down M-59 around 2:15 p.m.

The crowd pushed its way into part of the road to get a look. Most were waving flags and yelling in opposition to the president’s policies. 

After it passed, the road was filled with pedestrians for a few minutes. 

Police got the crowd off the road and traffic resumed shortly after. 

1:55 p.m. Tuesday

President Joe Biden has landed at Capital Region International Airport and was greeted by Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. The president is traveling by motorcade to Howell instead of taking Marine One because of potential bad weather, according to a press pool report. 

1:20 p.m. Tuesday

Howell Police, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police are coordinating with the Secret Service to provide security and traffic control for the event. 

Portions of M-59 are expected to be closed between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. 

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said Tuesday he expects M-59 to be closed from near the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport and Oak Crest Road. 

11:55 a.m. Tuesday

President Biden's motorcade moves down M-59 toward the Operating Engineers Local 324 training facility in Howell Tuesday,, Oct. 5, 2021.

More than 100 people have gathered on all four corners of M-59 and Michigan Avenue to await the arrival of President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to give a speech in Howell this afternoon on his infrastructure bill and Build Back Better plans.

Most were there to protest the president’s policies or show support for former President Donald Trump. They carried signs and hollered at passing motorists at the busy intersection. 

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