Flooding from rain, melting snow closes roads

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities say flooding from heavy rain and melting snow has sent some rivers over their banks and has closed roads in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

The National Weather Service says the Tittabawassee River was 1.2 feet over flood stage at Midland on Thursday evening. It says the Rifle River was 1.4 feet above flood stage near Sterling, about 30 miles north-northwest of Bay City.

Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright tells The Flint Journal rain has caused problems "in every corner in the county." The Flint area has had about 3 inches of rain since Wednesday.

The weather Service says Kearsley Creek near the Flint suburb of Davison was 4 inches over flood stage Thursday evening.

Rains have been overwhelming sewage plants, leading to waste discharges.


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