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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 19, 2020, 12 p.m.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

May 19, 2020 - As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, the Tittabawassee River level was 28.46 feet and rising.  The Tittabawassee River is expected to crest at 30.6 feet by 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.

Edenville and Sanford Dams remain structurally sound and continue to see significant levels of spill.  Flooding continues to be substantial for residents along Wixom and Sanford Lakes and evacuation measures continue to be in place.  Shelters remain open until further notice at Coleman High School, 4951 N. Lewis Street and Meridian Junior High School 3475 N. Meridian Road.

Emergency management and public safety officials will continue to monitor multiple flooding variables to determine when it is safe for persons to return to their homes.  Information on when residents can safely return home will be provided via local news media, Midland city and county official social media and Nixle notification.  Sign up for alert information at Nixle.com

A number of street closures remain in effect throughout Midland County and the City of Midland.   

At this time, the following roadways have been reported as closed due to flooding in Midland County:

COUNTY CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING:  

  • MONROE RD FROM WALDO TO JEFFERSON                                                                          
  • CASTOR RD FROM GRANT ST TO WALTER RD                                                           
  • CENTER BTWN SAGINAW AND OAK ST                                                                       
  • CASTOR BTWN MCNALLY AND NIELSEN                                                                     
  • MAGRUDDER RD FROM NIELSON RD TO THE SOUTH                                    
  • FIKE BTWN COLEMAN AND LEWIS                                                                              
  • BARDEN RD @ SAGINAW RD                                                                         
  • STEWART RD FROM PATTERSON TO POSEYVILLE                
  • TITTABAWASSEE RD FROM PATTERSON TO POSEYVILLE                                         
  • PATTERSON RD FROM TITTABAWASSEE RD TO LAPORTE RD                                   
  • BROOKS RD FROM 5 MILE TO HOMER           
  • ORR RD FROM TITTABAWASSEE RD TO LAPORTE RD           
  • POSEYVILLE FROM ASHBY TO ELLSWORTH                          
  • STEWART FROM HOMER TO WOODCOCK      
  • HOMER RD FROM OLSON TO WHEELER                    
  • SHAFFER RD FROM HOPE RD TO STARK RD                                                             
  • 5 MILE BTWN SAIKO AND CURTIS                                                                               
  • GENEVA RD FROM SALT RIVER RD TO GORDONVILLE RD                                                    
  • W PRAIRIE RD FROM ALAMANDO TO GENEVA                                                                       
  • LAKE SANFORD RD AT SHEARER                                                                              
  • CURTIS RD TO THE DEAD-END WEST OF JEFFERSON RD                                         
  • JEFFERSON FROM CURTIS TO SHEARER                                                                               
  • SHAFFER FROM MID-BAY CO LINE TO EAST                                                              
  • TOWNLINE 16 WEST OF COUNTY LINE CULVERT WASHED OUT (CLOSED UFN)                     
  • BRADFORD RD FROM COLEMAN RD TO CO LINE        
  • REDSTONE FROM CASTOR TO MACGRUDER                                                           

COUNTY ROAD RESTRICTIONS:

  • SHAFFER RD FROM LAKE SANFORD RD TO WEST WATER RD AT BAKER RD                                                                                   
  • MAGRUDER RD FROM JASPER RD TO BRADFORD RD       
  • BRADFORD RD FROM CASTOR RD TO MAGRUDER RD         
  • HUBBARD RD FROM JEFFERSON RD TO WALDO RD                                                 
  • JEFFERSON RD FROM MONROE TO SIEBERT

CITY CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING

  • TITTABAWASEE RIVER RD BTWN GREEN AND WHITING
  • DUBLIN AVE AT PLUMTREE LN
  • GOLFSIDE DR 
  • PATTERSON BTWN PINE RIVER AND ASHBY
  • EMERSON PARK RD AT MAIN ST
  • ST ANDREWS FROM ORCHARD TO CENTER FOR THE ARTS – CLOSED
  • CURRIE PKWAY BTW M20 AND MAIN ST
  • COMMERCE BTW JEFFERSON AND EASTMAN
  • STURGEON FROM AIRPORT TO LETTS
  • LETTS FROM STURGEON TO MAMMOTH PINES
  • MAIN ST FROM ORCHARD TO SAGINAW
  • SUGNET BTW ORCHARD AND MAIN
  • POMRANKY BTW VANCE AND CURRIE
  • STURGEON CREEK PKWAY FROM SAGINAW TO MARVO CT
  • POSEYVILLE FROM ELLSWORTH TO E ASHBY
  • ASHMAN FROM MAIN TO THE FARMERS MARKET
  • GORDON AT ANN ST
  • MCDONALD FROM MAIN TO FARMERS MARKET
  • RODD ST AT ANN ST – ACCESS TO BACK LOT OF RIVERSIDE AVAILABLE
  • STURGEON FROM SAGINAW TO NURMI
  • VALLEY FROM APPLEWOOD TO SUGNET
  • PROGRESS PLACE FROM POSEYVILLE TO MILLER (MCV) – ACCESS THRU CONSUMERS TRAINING SITE OFF GORDONVILLE RD
  • ST MARY’S FROM DRAKE TO VALORIE
  • BELMONT BTWN SAGINAW AND JOANNE

Please visit www.midland911.org and www.cityofmidlandmi.gov for a full list of street closures.

With the anticipated 30’ crest anticipated for early morning Wednesday, city residents should prepare for flooding along Vance Road to Pomranky, Sturgeon Creek and Valley Drive, Sugnet Road and W. Main Street.  At 31’ of flooding, Sturgeon Creek Parkway floods north of Saginaw Road along with Marvo Court, Sugnet Road east of Valley Drive to W. Main Street and Sturgeon Avenue north of Saginaw Road.

Residents are advised to obey all road closure signs and to stay clear of standing water, flooded areas, and floating debris.  Do not attempt to drive or walk through any standing water.  Residents should take extra precaution where electrical items may be submerged.

Due to the rapidly-changing nature of this event, residents are encouraged to visit www.midland911.org/CurrentAlerts/CurrentFloodedRoadClosuresandRiverLevel for a map containing current road closures and other information.

Citizens should closely monitor flooding conditions, especially with additional rain in the forecast which will likely contribute to additional flooding. 

Please continue to monitor flooding conditions and street closures via the following resources:

  • www.midland911.org
  • www.cityofmidlandmi.gov
  • Facebook channels for the following entities:
    • Midland County Emergency Management (MI)
    • Midland County 911
    • City of Midland, Michigan – Municipal Government
  • Twitter: @CityofMidlandMI
  • Twitter: @MidlandCountyMI
  • Call 2-1-1
  • Sign up for 911 text and email alerts through Nixle.com

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