Rising water levels force bridge on M-28 to close
EWEN — The Michigan Department of Transportation closed the bridge on M-28 over the South Branch of the Ontonagon River just east of Ewen Monday at 2 p.m.
At 3:30, the water was still rising according to Ontonagon County Road Commission officials, but the water was not over the road.
Truck traffic was being detoured on M-64, M-38 and U.S. 45. Lighter traffic was rerouted to a bridge just south of M-28, adding a 3.5 mile detour, according to Jerry Mattson of the OCRC. Mattson, one of many OCRC workers working at high-water locations around the county, was directing traffic at the M-28 brid...