ALPENA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A portion of M-32 will be closed for five hours on August 5 as the Air Force practices landing an aircraft on roadways designed for cars and trucks.
According to the Air Force, the plan is to land four A-10 aircraft and two C-146 aircraft on a closed-off portion of the road near the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
The Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, the Air Force’s 355th Wing from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the Air Force Special Operations Command from Duke Field, Florida, will be participating.
It’s all part of the annual multi-national, large-scale military event, Exercise Northern Strike, hosted by the Michigan National Guard in northern Michigan.
On August 5, M-32 will be closed from east of Herron Road to west of King Settlement Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Air Force personnel will be in direct contact with those homes affected by the power outage and request residents to contact their utility company for backup plans if necessary. Members of the public are asked to not gather near the landing zones.