Frozen ground and recent rain are to blame for roads and other public areas being closed due to flooding.
Rain coming down over the course of 30 hours from Sunday December 30th through Monday the 31st has left parks, roadways, and golf courses in some areas flooded, but water levels are slowly decreasing.
Midland recently had it’s flood warning lifted, but further down along the Tittabawassee river, St Andrews rd. and West Michigan Ave. between Center and Gratiot was still blocked off as of Noon Thursday due to water on the roadway.
West Michigan Park across from the Saginaw Township Wastewater Treatment Plant is also currently closed…due to being completely under water. While the levels are receding on the Tittabawassee, the Saginaw River is slightly above its 17 foot flood stage and will crest around 18.3 feet Friday.