Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 1, 2013

Police: Flooding closes 20-mile stretch of highway

— BRUCE CROSSING (AP) — State police said a 20-mile stretch of highway in the Upper Peninsula has been closed due to flooding caused by melting snow as lower Michigan cleans up from millions of dollars in flood damage.

Police said M-28 in Ontonagon County closed Monday between Bruce Crossing and Bergland and remains shut until further notice.

In Gogebic County, the National Weather Service said a flash flood warning is in effect amid concerns about the stability of a dam on the Presque Isle River in Marenisco Township. It says flooding could inundate M-64 and nearby roadways.

The Sturgeon River also is running high.

The flooding comes as waters recede following heavy rains in the Lower Peninsula.

Kent County said Tuesday that a partial assessment has pinpointed about $6 million in flood damage.