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City of Lowell, MI Police Dept.
Saturday April 20th, 2013 :: 02:27 p.m. EDT

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A state of emergency has been declared for the City of Lowell. UPDATED DIRECTIONS!!

Based on current predictions from the National Weather Service, the City of Lowell is bracing for another 1.5 feet of flooding along the Grand River. The river was at 18.5 feet at 8 a.m. this morning and is expected to rise to 19.5 feet by 10 p.m. this evening and crest to 20 feet Sunday afternoon.

M-21 (Main Street) east of the Flat River in the City of Lowell is closed. Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route. (Listed below)

Jackson Street and the bridge over the Grand River is closed.

Crews are working to keep Hudson Street between the Grand River and Bowes Road open. Hudson Street is the second north/south bridge over the Grand River.

The City of Lowell is limiting traffic to city residents, service workers, utility workers and first responders.

Power is anticipated to be shut down for all Lowell Light and Power customers east of the Flat River sometime Sunday morning. The power will remain off until the water recedes to a safe level which could be a number of days.

The detour is as follows for Westbound Traffic: Take M-21 turn north on to Montcalm Avenue. Take Montcalm Avenue north to Flat River/(Sayles Road), go west on Flat River until you hit Vergennes, go west on Vergennes to Parnell, south on Parnell then turn on to Settlewood, take Settlewood South to M-21 then continue west.

The detour is as follows for Eastbound Traffic: Take M-21 turn north on Settlewood to Parnell, then turn east on to Vergennes, go east on Vergennes until you hit Flat River/(Sayles Road), go east on Flat River, until you hit Montcalm go South on Montcalm until it dead ends in to M-21 continue eastbound.

Cumberland at M-21 is having water over the road and may be closed sometime later tonight or early tomorrow.

DO NOT GO IN THE WATER IN A CANOE, KAYAK, SMALL BOAT, JET SKI OR ANY OTHER SMALL VESSEL. THE WATER IS VERY FAST AND UNKNOWN HAZARDS ARE PRESENT. FIRST RESPONDERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESCUE YOU!

**Note there are other roads off these roads in the detour that may be flooded, you may not be able to get where you are going. You will need to plan accordingly and if you do not need to travel, please do not.

Instructions:

A state of emergency has been declared for the City of Lowell.

Address/Location
City of Lowell, MI Police Dept.
111 N Monroe St
Lowell, MI 49331

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 616-897-7123

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Warning

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