Rain-Free Weather Eases Midland's Flood Threat 4-29-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Rain-Free Weather Eases Midland's Flood Threat 4-29-2011

Several rivers remain over flood stage in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, but authorities say forecasts for rain-free weather mean the risk of serious damage is easing.
Storms this week pushed waterways over their banks, washing out roads and triggering tornado that did about $1 million in damage to an Allegan County turkey farm Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said the Tittabawassee River at Midland was 2.7 feet over flood stage at 10 p.m. Thursday and is expected to crest in a day around 3.1 feet over flood stage.
The Shiawassee River was 1.8 feet over flood stage near Fergus and half a foot over at Owosso late Thursday.
The Rifle River near Sterling was 3.7 feet over Thursday night but expected to retreat within its banks Saturday.
Several roads in and around Midland remain closed due to water over the roadways. They are listed below:
Midland City Closures:
Ann St. between Gordon and Rodd St. Cook Rd. (Only access to Northwood is from Saginaw Rd.) Crissey St Currie between Isabella & Main Dublin south of Plumtree Emerson Park Closed Farmers Market Area (Including Ashman and Mcdonald At Ann) Golfside Closed Main St between Cook & Orchard Pomranky between Vance & Currie St Andrews between Orchard Dr and MMI Bldg St. Charles/Whitman/Pine River from Poseyville to Patterson Sugnet west from Valley to Main Tittabawassee between Green & Cook Towsley St
Midland County Closures:
Bradford between Coleman and County Line Rd (Jasper) Castor Rd between Walter and Barden Rd (Coleman) Center And Ceder St (Sanford) Eight Mile between M-20 and Prairie (Lee) Geneva between Mcnally and Ruhle (Coleman) Huckleberry Rd between Castor and Eleven Mi (Jerome) Isabella & Midland Co Line Rd between Curtis & Coolidge - (Coleman) Magruder between M-20 & Prairie (Lee) Main St Sourth Of The Railtrail (Sanford) Maple and Railroad S Of Saginaw (Sanford) Miller Rd between Magruder & Alamando (Homer) Orr Rd between Tittabawassee Rd and Laporte Rd (Midland Township) Patterson Rd between Ashby And Pine River (Midland Township) Poseyville between Ashby and Ellsworth (Midland Township) Shepherd Rd between Alamando Rd and Geneva Rd (Jasper) Tittabawassee River Rd between Saginaw & Green (Homer)
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