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Flood watch on in Gogebic County


October 11, 2018

BESSEMER — Gogebic County Emergency Government Coordinator Jim Loeper told the county board of supervisors Wednesday there were high water issues throughout the county, including possible flooding of the Presque Isle River in the Marenisco area.

While Loeper said the greatest threat of flooding may have passed, as people left the 5 p.m. county board meeting it was pouring heavily outside the courthouse in Bessemer, where side streets that are under construction had flooded.

Loeper said countywide rainfall from the past few days totaled 4 inches and counting through Wednesday afternoon.

There was standing water on U.S. 2 between Ironwood and Bessemer and a stretch of the Iron Belle walking trail in Ironwood was even under water.

Motorists are advised to not drive through any flooded areas where roads may be undermined.

—Ralph Ansami


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