Flooding issues reported in Houghton County

Flooding on M-26 and 15th Street in Hubbell, Oct. 10, 2018.

HOUGHTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - Heavy rain is causing problems Wednesday morning on M-26 in Hubbell and on US-41 in Chassell - areas that flooded on Father's Day. Moderate to heavy rain has been falling for much of the week.

As of 10:30 a.m., MDOT says M-203 is back open near Brooks Rd. north of Hancock. It was closed for about an hour due to a dirt slide and downed power line.

MDOT says there is water reported on or over the road in several other locations, but there are no other closures at this time.

The Hubbell Fire Department reports several inches of water on a few sections of M-26. If possible, please seek an alternative route so emergency personnel can work on the drains. If you start to experience any flooding, call 911 immediately.

The Houghton County Sheriff's Office also reports flooding along US-41 in Chassell, near the intersection with Broemer Road.

Houghton County is under a flood watch, as the National Weather Service says additional rounds of moderate to heavy rain will continue through Wednesday evening, before rain diminishes overnight. Expect another 1 to 2 inches of rain over much of Upper Michigan through this evening. Locally higher amounts are possible.

This story will be updated with the latest information. Stay safe. Turn around - don't drown!



 
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