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Flooding Continues to Cause Problems Throughout Michigan


EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- From rivers to flooded roads and closed parks, this spring continues to bring weather people can't believe.

"I've actually seen people over the last few days surfing in the Red Cedar River and kayaking and doing things like that," said Michigan State University sophomore Alex Dardas. "We've never had anything like this, at least I've never seen it."

The flood conditions on the Red Cedar River have reached the point that the river is taking over MSU's campus.

"Usually I walk to class down there, but there's obviously a sidewalk down there somewhere, but it's not there now," said MSU sophomore Robert Blake.

It's not just sidewalks that are flooded, roads throughout Meridian Township have been closed for days. Officials said flooding can weaken roads and lead to major damage.

Police said when there's road closure signs up and water over the road, don't try to cross. It is a violation of state law and it can cost you with a ticket.

Grand Rapids flood levels continue to rise, causing the mayor to declare a state of emergency.

Mid-Michigan officials said the water can be extremely dangerous and they advise people to keep their distance until the flooding dies down.

"There's a swift current right now due to the rising water," said Lansing Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Weber. "The water is moving faster than normal. Don't judge it. It's not safe to go out. Let the water recede and get back to normal levels before you get back to leisure activities."

Stay with 6 News for the latest updates on flood warnings and advisories throughout the state.

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