Businesses, residents affected by floods in Houghton Co.


Heavy rain and flooding in Houghton County are taking a hit on businesses in the area.

More than 60 sinkholes and wash-outs were also reported in Houghton.

Sewer lines were exposed and roads were impassable in some areas.

Many roads are completely impassable.

“Majority of us can’t even get home,” said Tom Cowell, a Chassell resident. “Roads are collapsed, bridges are collapsed, roads are covered in water. Whatever roads aren't collapsed, it's depending whether or not how heavy a vehicle you drive."

More rain was expected to fall on Houghton last night.

Residents were asked to seek shelter and watch out for flash flooding.

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