WINTER STORM AFTERMATH: SNOWFALL TOTALS | TRAFFICRADAR | FLIGHT TRACKERSCHOOL CLOSINGS

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Officials say people using rivers and trails for recreation should be cautious following recent flooding in mid-Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a 1-mile stretch of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in Mecosta County has been temporarily closed this week due to rains.

The DNR says portions of the trail in Mecosta Township are washed out. People may use area roads as a detour.

[Click here to see current DNR closures]

Damage has been reported in other parts of the state and rivers remain rain-swollen. Four mid-Michigan counties have declared states of emergency to ensure they’re eligible for state and federal relief funds. They are Isabella, Midland, Bay and Gladwin counties.

Severe weather lead to widespread damage and flooding starting last week. Officials say some roads were left impassable.

© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen LIVE