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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 5

Here's a look at some events going on around the Dexter area today.

The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts that today will be partly sunny, with a high near 45 degrees. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 27 degrees.

2. Dexter Board of Education meeting

The Dexter Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at Creekside Intermediate School. A copy of the agenda can be downloaded online at http://dexterschools.org/boardofeducation/.

3. Hydrant Flushing Begins Today

Starting Nov. 5, village utility department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout Dexter Village. The schedule for week one of the flushing is as follows: Cedars of Dexter, Huron Farms, Westridge, Dexter Schools, and Industrial Park

As crews flush hydrants there may be some discoloration of the water.  Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes.

The rust coloring is caused by a natural build up of minerals in the water system. Some natural mineral deposits are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on. If possible, try to avoid washing white clothes during this time.

If you have any questions, contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 during the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Sunday night:

  • $3.38 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.49 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Nov. 5, 1968: Winning one of the closest elections in U.S. history, Republican challenger Richard Nixon defeated Vice President Hubert Humphrey for the presidency. Because of the strong showing of third-party candidate George Wallace, neither Nixon nor Humphrey received more than 50 percent of the popular vote. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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