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Flooding causes US-10 closure in Midland County

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

Heavy rains brought flooding to parts of Michigan, prompting authorities in the Midland area to caution people against unnecessary travel and triggering the State Emergency Operations.

This means officials with the SEOC are monitoring the situation in Midland County and working with state and local officials.

US-10 both EB and WB has been closed from Stark to Eastman because of water over the road. WB US-10 after Eastman Road is also closed.

Watch a semi truck drive through Midland flood waters by clicking here

The Midland County sheriff's office says water was deep enough Friday morning on some roads that vehicles were getting stuck. The National Weather Service said a flood warning is in effect for the Tittabawassee River after the area got 4 to 7 inches of rain.

"Many streets are flooding and impassable. In some instances, sinkholes have formed and the road has washed away under the standing water. Do not drive through flooded areas. If you must travel, please watch for standing water over many streets throughout the City of Midland and Midland County. Proceed with extreme caution and never driver through standing water," the city of Midland said in a press release. 

More than two dozen city roadways have been reported closed due to flooding: 

  • Joe Mann Boulevard between Jefferson and Eastman
  • Eastman at Sylvan 
  • Waldo - Ashman and Wheeler
  • St. Andrews by the Library
  • Main at Orchard
  • Swede at Ashman 
  • Eastlawn at Swede 
  • Waldo at Fuller
  • Dublin at Saginaw
  • Sturgeon at Walden Woods 
  • Eastman at Wackerly
  • Eastman at Sugnet
  • Noeske and Elgin
  • US-10 and Shaffer
  • Waldo between Lambros and Mark Twain
  • Washington at St. Andrews
  • Dublin at Oakridge to Saginaw Road
  • Eastman at Joe Mann Boulevard
  • Main and Sugnet
  • Collingwood and Kilmer
  • Wackerly from Northgate to Indian Ridge
  • Airport at Sturgeon - sinkhole
  • Wanetah and Sylvan
  • Dublin and Warblers Way
  • Tittabawassee River Road
  • Main Street from Orchard to Saginaw Road
  • Currie from Isabella to Main Street
  • Golfside Drive

Check out the flooding at Sanford Park by clicking here

The following county roads are also closed: 

  • Prairie at Castor              
  • Geneva between Prairie and Salt River  
  • Shaffer at N. MidBayCounty Line   
  • Coleman at Salt River            
  • Coleman and Shearer Road                            
  • Barden E. of Coleman
  • Swede N. of Baker                      
  • Eastman between Hubbard and Hurley                      
  • Shaffer between Sturgeon and Eastman                     
  • Shearer at Lake Sanford                                            
  • 7 Mile at Cole                                                        
  • West River at Burns                                                     
  • Water at Curtis Road                                                        
  • Swede at Shearer                                                          
  • Bombay at Stark                                                             
  • Sturgeon at Shearer                                                   
  • Sturgeon at Shaffer - sinkhole                               
  • Jefferson at Shearer                                                 
  • Lewis and Isabella                                                        
  • 11 Mile and Beamish                                                      
  • Sturgeon from Mier to Hurley                                
  • Eight mile and Chippewa River - large sinkhole   
  • Baker and Dublin - wash out                                       
  • Baker and Water Road                                                   
  • Sturgeon and Bombay - wash out                                  
  • Meridian at Ashby                                                       
  • Waldo from Hubbard to Parish                             
  • Waldo from Letts to Monroe                               
  • Miller and Patterson                                              
  • Baker at Sturgeon Avenue - sinkhole        
  • Baker at Alamando - sinkhole                      
  • Gordonville at 10 1/2 mile - sinkhole                   
  • Saiko and Jefferson - sinkhole                                   
  • Olson at 5 Mile                                                          
  • Chippewa River and Magrudder                          
  • Airport and Hicks                                                  
  • Letts and Sturgeon                                             
  • Coleman near School Road                                     
  • Tittabawassee River Road at Saginaw Road           
  • Shaffer and Magrudder                                     
  • Geneva and Shaffer Road                                       
  • Geneva south of Salt River                                
  • US-10 and Coleman Road on ramp - water over road 
  • Price Road and 5 Mile                                         
  • BayMidCounty Line north of Bombay                                      
  • Shaffer E. of Waldo Road                                                
  • BayMidCo Line at Shaffer Bridge is washed out  
  • Lewis and Shearer Road - sinkhole                              
  • Coleman at Salt River - bridge washed out             

Dispatchers said some people have already tried to drive through flooded areas and were stranded.

>>Slideshow: Flooding in Mid-Michigan<<

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