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Road and Park Closures Due to High Water

Post Date:05/19/2020 5:00 PM

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The Ingham County Road Department (ICRD) has closed the following roads in Meridian Township due to water over the road:

  • Okemos Road between Hamilton Road and Grand River Avenue UPDATE 5/22/20: Reopened

  • Okemos Road between Central Park Drive and Haslett Road

  • Nakoma Drive between Huron Hill Drive and Hamilton Road

  • Ottawa Drive between Nakoma Drive and Woodcraft Road

  • Hillcrest Avenue between Okemos Road and Grand River Avenue

  • Van Atta Road between Jolly Road and Grand River Avenue UPDATE 5/22/20: Reopened

  • Birchwood Drive between Penobscot Drive/Tacoma Boulevard and Manitou Drive

The following Meridian Township Parks are also closed due to flooding:

  • Harris Nature Center trail access is closed due to water over the driveway. UPDATE 5/21/20: The Harris Nature Center driveway is now open. 

  • Legg Park

  • Wonch Park

  • Ferguson Park

  • Ottawa Park

Flood Safety Tips from the Michigan State Police:

  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

  • Do not drive around a barricade. Barricades are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.

  • Do not try to take short cuts, they may be blocked. Stick to designated routes.

  • Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

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