MDOT challenged with flooding, pothole issues

The Sturgeon River along Froberg Road. The river is over its banks on both sides creeping closer to the road on the West side of the bridge. Multiple side roads off of Froberg are impacted as well.

by John Raffel
MDOT officials had to deal with flooding issues in recent weeks with the snow melting rapidly from a rapid warm-up. Area MDOT spokesperson Dan Weingarten said US 41 in Delta County and US 2 near Rapid River were experiencing water on the roads, along with M28 near Ewen. On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer activated the State Emergency
Operations Center (SEOC) due to flooding caused by snowmelt in several counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She declared Houghton and Gogebic counties under a state of emergency because of the flooding situation. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.