Snowmelt and rain combine for area flooding - WNEM TV 5

Snowmelt and rain combine for area flooding

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Glenn Chaney has lived on the banks of the Cass River for 25 years.

"We'll have a pretty good sized flood," Chaney said.

With a flood warning in effect and the threat of more rain, he's waiting for the floodwaters to recede.

He can't access nearby Dixie Highway because the road leading to it is covered, and if the waters keep rising he's worried he might not be able to leave home.

"It's come up all the way across the road today, actually just in the last couple hours. This morning the road was clear," Chaney said.

The floodwaters are also having an impact as far upriver as Frankenmuth.

At a waterfront park in Frankenmuth, volleyball courts and a park bench is submerged in water.

Ashley Chema played basketball on the courts still safe from the waters, for now. The same can't be said for the baseball diamonds right next to it.

"I think that it really sucks because a lot of kids won't be able to play baseball and nobody will be able to walk their dogs over there," Chema said.

Chaney said the threat of rising waters is eclipsed by the usual beauty and tranquility of the area he calls home.

"We enjoy it. I've lived here a long time, I wouldn't be here if I didn't enjoy it," Chaney said.

The Cass River sat more than two feet above the flood stage at 10 p.m., but it was expected to crest overnight Tuesday.

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