February 22, 2018, 11:50 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Midland County.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday, February 22, the Tittabawasee River level is at 27.45 feet and beginning to crest. This indicates that the river should begin receding soon.
The ice jam on the Chippewa River north of the confluence of the Pine River has caused some localized flooding of basements in the area. Emergency officials are continuing to monitor the situation. The lowering of the Tittabawassee River levels and the warmer temperatures should help to alleviate the ice jam.
Several streets continue to be flooded and impassable. Do not drive through flooded areas. If you must travel, please watch for standing water over many streets throughout the City of Midland and Midland County. Proceed with extreme caution and never drive through standing water.
The following roadways have been reported as closed due to flooding:
MIDLAND CITY CLOSURES:
- Ann St from Ashman St to Rodd St
- Atwell St
- Burch St
- Currie Pkwy between Mary St and Main St
- Dublin Ave at Plumtree Ln
- Emerson Park Entrance
- Forest St
- Golfside Dr
- Main between Orchard and Sugnet
- Northwood University South Entrance at Cook Rd and University Ave
- Patterson between Ashby St and Pine River Rd
- Pine River Rd between Grey Rd and Towsley St
- Pomranky St
- Poseyville Rd rom Ellsworth St to Ashby St
- Soper St
- St Andrews Rd between Orchard Dr and Eastman Ave
- St Charles St at Crissey St
- Sugnet Rd between Harlow Dr and Main St
- Tittabawassee River Rd between Dublin and Whiting Dr
- Tittabawassee River Rd West of Green Rd
- Towsley St at Whitman Dr
- Whitman Dr
MIDLAND COUNTY CLOSURES:
- Grant St at Castor Rd
- Geneva Rd at Mcnally Rd
- Magruder Rd between M-20 and Prairie Rd
- Magruder Rd at Stewart Rd
- Orr Rd between Laporte Rd and Tittabawassee Rd
- Perrine Rd north of Letts Rd
- Shearer Rd west of M-18
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.
Citizens should closely monitor flooding conditions, weather and continue to monitor flooding and street closures via the following resources:
- www.midland911.org (Click on “Current Flooded Road Closures and River Level” for a link to the National Weather Service river gauge)
- Social media: Midland County 911 and City of Midland Facebook pages and @CityofMidlandMI on Twitter
- Call 2-1-1 and/or sign up for 911 text and email alerts through Nixle.com