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Flooding from rain, melting snow closes roads

The Associated Press


FLINT, Mich. — Authorities say flooding due to heavy rain and melting snow has closed some roads in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright tells The Flint Journal that rain has caused problems "in every corner in the county." The Flint area got nearly 3 inches of rain since Wednesday, and the National Weather Service says another half-inch is forecast Thursday.

In the area, Wright says Thread Creek and Kearsley Creek were flooding. The Flint River was expected to exceed flood stage later in the day.

The Saginaw News reports heavy rains overloaded a wastewater treatment plant in Saginaw County's Buena Vista Township.

WWJ-AM reports roadway flooding in the Detroit area. Road closures first were reported Wednesday in Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties due to flooding.


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