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Roads, bridges still closed across the area

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Because of the rain that fell across Mid-Michigan last week, a number of area roadways and bridges remain closed.

According to the Saginaw County Road Commission, the following roads in the county have been closed due to high water:

M-13 or East Road is closed at the Cass River. Traffic is re-routed onto Sheridan Avenue in that area.

Other closures:

  • Brennan between Marion and Marion in Brant Twp.
    Nelson Rd. between Chapin & Steel – Lakefield Twp.
    Pettit – Rathbun to Canada in Taymouth Twp.
    Rathbunway between Elms & Maple in Bridgeport Twp.
    W. Michigan/St. Andrews between Timothy & M-46 in Saginaw Twp.
    Center between Stroebel & M-46 in Saginaw Twp.
    Teft between Spencer & Thomas in Swan Creek Twp....
    Hulien Rd. east of Sharon Rd. in St. Charles Twp.
    Ryan Rd. east of Sharon Rd. in St. Charles Twp.
    Tagget Rd. between Fry & Townline in Albee Twp.
    Moore Rd. between Mower & Tom Cresswell in Spaulding Twp.
    Tom Cresswell Rd. between Moore & Curtis in Spaulding Twp.
    Canada Rd. between Elms & Moorish in Taymouth Twp.
    Dorwood Rd. between Busch & Townline in Taymouth Twp.
    Fenmore Rd. between Grabowski & Colvin in Lakefield Twp.
    Chapin Road between Roosevelt & Lakefield in Lakefield Twp.
    Huntington Rd. from M-13 to Casey in Spaulding Twp.
    Casey Rd. from Washington to Huntington in Spaulding Twp.
    Curtis Rd. between M-13 & Mower in Spaulding Twp.
    Swan Creek/Center at Miller to Michigan in James Twp.
    Swan Creek at Miller closed - detouring traffic north to M-46 so this means that Dutch, Trinklin, and Ederer are closed at Miller to stop the traffic from heading back to the east towards River Road - James/Thomas Twps.
    Stroebel Rd. in James Twp.
    Thomas Rd. at Swan Creek in Swan Creek Twp.
    Teft Rd. at Spencer in Swan Creek Twp.
    Willing Rd. @ Swan Creek in James Twp.
    Bueche Road between Fry and Townline in Albee Twp.
    Sloan Road between M-13 and Bueche in Albee Twp.
    Rathbun Rd. between M-13 and Bueche in Albee TwpIn Midland County, the following roads are closed due to flooding:
  • Crissey btwn Benson & Towsley
  • Dublin btwn Plumtree & Tittabawassee
  • Emerson Park closed
  • Golfside at Currie
  • Patterson btwn Ashby & Pine River Rd
  • Pomranky from Vance to Currie
  • St. Andrews from Orchard to the MMI Building
  • St Charles from Poseyville to Patterson
  • Tittabawassee River Rd btwn Lambert & Northwood University
  • 7 mile btwn Kent and Brooks
  • 8 mile btwn Brooks and Shepherd
  • Alamando btwn Bradford and Gordonville
  • Bradford btwn Coleman and West Co Line Rd
  • Brooks btwn Meridian and 7 mile
  • Castor btwn Walter Rd and Barden Rd
  • Geneva Rd btwn Mcnally and Ruhle Rd (McDonald Bridge)
  • Jefferson / Shearer closed
  • Lewis Rd btwn McNally and Ruhle Rd
  • Pine River btwn Redstone & Laporte
  • Shearer btwn Geneva & Lewis
  • Shearer btwn M18 & Magrudder
  • Shepherd btwn 8 and 9 mile
  • Tittabawassee River Rd btwn Saginaw and Lambert
  • Restricted Roads:
  • Eastman btwn Hubbard and Mier Rd
In Bay County, WNEM has received reports that Russell Road is closed between Bowker Road and the Tuscola County Line due to water over the road.

In Huron County, seven bridges that were closed last week because of flooding concerns have been reopened. Those bridges are the bridge at Stein Road over the Pigeon River between Gagetown and Notter roads in Winsor Township; Eby Road over the Pinnebog River between Elkton and Pigeon roads in Oliver Township; and Hartsell Road over the Pigeon River between Sebewaing and Canboro roads. The bridge at Moeller Road over the New River between Iseler and New River roads and Walker Road over the New River between Kinch and New River roads in Huron Township; in Brookfield and Grant townships, Gagetown Road over the Pigeon River between Kilmanagh and Canboro roads; and McMillan Road in Meade Township over the east branch of the Pinnebog River between Campbell and Crown roads.

16 bridges have also been closed in Bay County. Those bridges include:

  • 716 (Nine Mile Road and Parrish Road)
  • 684 (Doud Road between 8 and 9 Mile Roads)
  • 730 (8 Mile Road near River Road)
  • 715 (11 Mile Road at Beaver Road)
  • 679 (11 Mile Road near Townline)
  • 697 (Garfield Road near Beaver Road)
  • 682 (Beaver Road near Garfield Road)
  • 717 (Townline Road near 9 Mile Road)
  • 746 (8 Mile Road near Ott Road)
  • 674 (Fraser Road near North Union Road)
  • 728 Fraser Road near Cottage Grove Road)
  • 727 (Fraser Road near Wetter Road)
  • 683 (Beaver Road near 4 Mile Road)
  • 677 (Chip Road near Monitor Road)
  • 678 (Chip Road near Monitor Road)
  • 710 (M-13 near Monitor Road)
  • 719 (M-84 near Hotchkiss Road)

Also a concern because of the flooding are pot holes. WNEM has received word of many roads in the area with gaping potholes that are making travel treacherous. In Bay County, Beaver Road has many potholes from M-13 to the I-75 overpass. Also, 8 Mile Road has many potholes in a stretch between Seidlers and Parish Roads.

WNEM will continue to follow this story and will provide updates when new information is learned.

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