Flood Warnings in Effect as Ice Jams Michigan Rivers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Some western Michigan rivers are overflowing their banks as a result of ice jabs caused by rapid thawing after repeated winter storms.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for parts of the area.

It says the Grand River in Ottawa County's Robinson Township was 1.1 feet over flood stage Sunday morning. The site is about 10 miles east of the river's mouth on Lake Michigan at Grand Haven.

The weather service says the water level will drop only slightly Sunday and remain steady Monday. It warns drivers not to try to go around barricades.

The flooding started before the latest winter storm brought as much as 14 inches of snow to the state.

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