Storms moving across the Midwest brought statewide flooding to several parts of Michigan.
Roads flooded across Michigan on Wednesday and Thursday due to heavy rain and melting snow in parts of the state.
In Macomb County, the Clinton River breached land in several locations along its passage through Sterling Heights and Clinton Township. No road closures have been reported in the area. However, a Flood Watch remains in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan until Friday morning.
In Oakland County Halsted Road between 13 and 14 Mile roads is completely closed due to flooding. Watch: Oakland County roads closed due to flooding.
Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties reported several road closures due to melting snow and rain on Wednesday.
Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright told 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.
Heavy rains overloaded a wastewater treatment plant in Saginaw County's Buena Vista Township, The Saginaw News reported, leading workers to release treated waste water on Wednesday and Thursday into the outfall that flows to the Saginaw River.
Heavy rain fell Thursday in southeastern Michigan, where WWJ-AM reported roadway flooding. Freezing rain is expected in West Michigan.
Snow in northern Michigan was expected Thursday afternoon and into Friday, the National Weather Service in Marquette said. By the time the storm ends, forecasters say Marquette County could see 7 to 11 inches. In higher elevations in the Upper Peninsula, up to 14 inches is forecast.
Parts of the northern Lower Peninsula will get a mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain. Minor snow accumulation is expected in most places after about 3 inches fell Wednesday in the Traverse City area.
"There's nothing we can do about it except just roll with it," salesman Ed Galindo, who shoveled slush from the sidewalk in front of Federico's Design Jewelers, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
Flood watches are in effect through Friday for much of the central and southern Lower Peninsula.
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