CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Most rivers in West Michigan have crested and are starting to slowly fall after last week’s heavy rains.
In Grand Rapids, the Grand River was expected to crest at 19.5 feet early Friday morning. It’s about a foot below the crest during the flooding in February 2018, according to the National Weather Service.
NWS issued Flood Warnings for most area rivers, including the Grand, Thornapple, Kalamazoo, Portage and Muskegon rivers. More information on river forecasts can be found online.
The high waters have prompted the closures of some roads. As of Friday morning, the Kent County Road Commission said the following roads are closed:
- Konkle at Jupiter
- Riverpoint at Indian
- Bailey Park at Purchase
- Canright at Briggs
- 4 Mile Rd at Briggs
- 68th St between Pratt Lake and Wingeier
- Pratt Lake between 64th St and 68th St
- Conservation between Fero and McCabe
- Jackson St between M-21 and Grand River Dr
- Grand River Dr between Oberley to Montcalm
- Ashley between M-44 and 7 Mile Rd
- Summit between 12 Mile Rd and 13 Mile Rd
- Ritchie between 19 Mile Rd and Egner
- Olin Lakes between M-46 and Solon
Drivers are advised to obey all traffic barricades and do not move any road closure barricades. Drivers who do see water covering the roadway are advised to “turn around, don’t drown.”
On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an emergency declaration to help coordinate federal disaster relief efforts. It comes after floodwaters overtook two dams in central Michigan, causing extensive damage.