UPDATE: Flooding closing many roads in mid-Michigan

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UPDATE 1:30 p.m. – In Meridian Township please avoid the following areas until flooding has subsided:

  • Okemos Road Closed at Central Park and Gaylord C. Smith (flooding)
  • Hillcrest/Seminole (flooding)
  • Van Atta North bound lane (north of bridge at Harris Nature Center – flooding)
  • Okemos Road North bound lane North of bridge (pothole with cones up)
  • Okemos Road North bound lane in front of Delta Dental Large Pot hole with barrel blocking roadway (large pot hole)
  • Nakoma Closed at bridge (flooding)
  • Huron Hill/Nakoma (flooding)
  • Ottawa/Nakoma (flooding)
  • Ottawa/Woodcraft (several houses on Ottawa North of Woodcraft cut off – flooding)
  • 4751 Woodcraft just West of Ottawa last house open (flooding)
  • Several houses on lower portion of Lagoon water closing in (flooding)
  • House on end of Liverance water closing in. (flooding)
  • Harris Nature Center, Ferguson Park, Legg Park and Wonch Park are also closed due to flooding.

UPDATE 9:30 a.m. – In Lansing there are a number of streets closed due to weather. Those roads are:

  • Edgewood Boulevard at LaBelle
  • Pleasant Grove from Miller to Jolly
  • Aurelius Road at Jolly Road
  • Lindbergh east of Pennsylvania
  • 127 Kalamazoo Exits are Closed
  • 3300 Danbury Crossroad
  • Northbound Pennsylvania at Baker

This list could change at any time as conditions change in Lansing.

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The heavy rains that have swamped mid-Michigan are slowly moving on but flood waters will continue to rise through Thursday.

The water is causing the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum to close while they work to keep the facility, located on the banks of the Grand River.

In the city of Mason a Facebook post explained to people where the trouble spots are and what to avoid.

Drivers should avoid entering water-covered roads. There have reports of tires being blown out by submerged potholes. In addition, driving into water-covered roads is dangerous because cars can quickly become swamped and disabled.

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