Recent Flooding Causes Temporary Closure on Burns Road in Midland County

Contact: State Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer, 517-284-3882

July 7, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that a two-mile section of Burns Road in Midland County temporarily has been closed due to recent heavy rains and flooding. Portions of the road have been washed out and are not stable.

The road closure is located on the corner of Burns Road and Lake Sanford Road, three miles north of US-10 in Jerome Township. An estimated time for repairs is not available until a more detailed assessment of the damage is completed and construction is planned.

Updates on the reconstruction of the road can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnrclosures. Additional information on other closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds, is also listed on this page.

About the Disaster
Lt. Gov. Calley declared a “state of disaster” for Isabella and Midland counties on June 23. On June 28, Gov. Rick Snyder instructed the Michigan State Police (MSP) to amend a recent “state of disaster” declaration to include two additional counties in mid-Michigan after severe weather and intense rain struck the counties resulting in widespread flooding damage. Along with Isabella and Midland counties, the amended disaster declaration now includes Bay and Gladwin counties. 

By declaring a "state of disaster," the state of Michigan will make available all state resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts in the disaster area as outlined in the Michigan Emergency Management Plan. Calley’s declaration authorizes the MSP/EMHSD to coordinate state efforts.

The public is encouraged to monitor local media for up-to-date weather reports and emergency information. For updated information and additional safety tips, follow the MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS or visit www.michigan.gov/miready.