City of Wakefield warns residents of flooding; proactive sandbagging has started

Published: Apr. 24, 2019 at 11:14 AM EDT
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The City of Wakefield is warning residents to be safe and not go around barricades as flooding continues in Gogebic County.

According to the City of Wakefield Facebook page, there are road closures that are in effect. The following roads are currently closed:

-Intersection of Sunday Lake Street and Charles Street

-Eddy Street at US-2

-Nunnemacher Street to Cemetery Road

The city is currently beginning proactive sandbagging. They say there will be intermittent power outages in the North Chicago Mine Road area.

City officials wants to remind residents that they will not be responsible for any damage to your vehicles.

The National Weather Service says today and tonight flooding on many rivers will continue through much this week. Many other counties including Keweenaw-Ontonagon, Northern Houghton, Baraga, Marquette, Alger, Luce, Iron, Dickinson, Menominee, Delta, Southern Schoolcraft, Southern Houghton and Northern Schoolcraft are all at risk areas of flooding too.

TV6 and FOX UP will continue providing flooding updates as they are made available.