Response wraps up after Great Lakes electric cables severed

Published 6:02 am Thursday, May 10, 2018

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — Officials say a multi-agency effort to mitigate potential pollution after a suspected boat anchor strike damaged underwater electric cables and oil pipelines in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan has wrapped up.

A team led by the U.S. Coast Guard announced the update Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard continues to investigate the cause along with the National Transportation Safety Board, although the state attorney general says a tugboat anchor was dragged across them April 1.

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