VIDEO: Flooding closes parts of roads in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) – Flooding following heavy rains is closing portions of some roadways in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says U.S. highway 41 at the Chocolay River in Marquette County is closed Tuesday morning due to water over the roadway and Michigan highway 94 west is closed about 2 miles west of US-41 due to a washout.

State police say several other roads are closed along the river.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning in the area following the rains, which fell starting Monday evening. Forecasters say that flooding is likely along small creeks and streams, rural roads and farmland along with some other low-lying areas.

In the Lower Peninsula, the Ludington Daily News reports gusting winds knocked down tree limbs and power lines in some areas.

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