Severe weather in West Michigan & Road Closures
Updated: Friday, April 19 2013, 02:05 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Lower Michigan's already overflowing rivers are getting more water as a wave of severe thunderstorms pushes through the state.
The storms also knocked out power to about 78,000 DTE Energy Co. and CMS Energy Corp. electricity customers Thursday.
The National Weather Service says the Grand River is expected to crest Monday about 6 feet over flood stage near Grand Rapids, forcing some evacuations.
The river was 3.1 feet above flood stage Thursday at Comstock Park and 2.2 feet above in Ottawa County's Robinson Township.
Up to 4 inches of rain could fall on parts of the state through Friday.
The Saginaw River was 2.8 feet above flood stage Thursday and expected to crest 5.8 feet over the weekend, while the Pine River was 2.1 feet over flood stage at Alma.
Current road closures:
I-196 Business Loop (Grandville Avenue) closed between Clyde Park Avenue and Godfrey Avenue
Flooding closes Chicago Drive at Port Sheldon Road in Georgetown Township
I-196 ramps at Chicago Drive in Jenison
**Grand Haven District**
104thSouth of Wilson
Taft North of 104th
Old 16 East of 112th (Camel Back Bridge)
90thSouth of Leonard
26th& Winans (1/2 RD closed)
Johnson at 16th
Wilson West -68th (culvert collapse)
24thAve. under I-96
Linden Dr. -Old M-45
Coolidge between 24th & 16th
**North Holland District**
72ndat Business Loop 196 Pending Closure
Ottawa Beach Rd. by Ottawa Beach Inn
Business Loop I-96 at 100th Turnback (wet)
84thSouth of Adams
Felch between 72nd & 80th
104thSouth of Adams to Mason
**City of Zeeland**
104th by Chicago Dr. & M-121
120thSouth of Riley
US 31 at New Holland
Adams & 80th
M-121 over Rush Creek near I-196 and M-121 at 48th
48thNorth of New Holland
12thNorth of Taylor
28thbetween Baldwin & Bauer
Quincy between 8th & Kenowa (pending closure)
Baldwin between 54th & 56th
40th& New Holland