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State of Emergency Declared in Lansing & Lansing Township

Peter Whorf
Okemos Road north of Grand River Ave

Thursday 11:30 a.m.: Water is starting to pour into the area west of US 127 and north of I-496 in Lansing. State of Emergencies have been declared in both the city of Lansing and Lansing Township. People living in several communities are urged to evacuate by noon.   

The American Red Cross is assisting residents in providing shelter at Letts Community Center (1220 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915) beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.

As a result of the forecasted flooding, the Lansing Office of Emergency Management recommended evacuations in various neighborhoods. Rivers will continue to rise until Friday, February 23rd. The largest impact and danger will be on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd, even though the rain will have stopped.

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city of Lansing
The blue area indicates areas of Lansing that are expected to flood starting at noon on Thursday, February 22, 2018

These neighborhoods include, but may not be limited to: 

Urbandale – South of Michigan Ave./East of Fairview Ave./North of 496/West of 127

Sycamore Park – East of Pennsylvania Ave./North of Mt. Hope St./South and West of the River (Northern part of neighborhood affected most)

Knollwood Willow – East of North Grand River Ave./North of Willow St./South and West of the River

Baker – South of the River/West of Pennsylvania Ave./East of Cedar/North of Baker

Cherry Hill – South of Kalamazoo/North of 496/East of Cherry/West of the River

Riverside – All areas along the River should be mindful of rising water

Riverpoint – South, West and East of the River/North of Elm Street (residential area Northeast of ReoTown)

Tecumseh River Neighborhood 

“Lansing’s Emergency Management team is actively monitoring the current weather situation. Our residents’ safety is our top priority, and that’s why we’re recommending this evacuation plan,” said Schor. “We are grateful for our partnership with the American Red Cross to provide vital services to those affected in our community.”

To report flooding and other issues please call the Lansing Public Service Department at 517-483-4161. Reports of street flooding can also be submitted using Lansing’s free smartphone application Lansing Connect at www.lansingmi.gov/lansingconnect.

Updates will be provided as available.

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Front of flood evacuation flyer being left at hundreds of homes in Lansing.

More on Capital Region road closings:

Lansing Road Closings

Beech Street between Elm and Hazel

Pennsylvania northbound at Baker

Kalamazoo street between Marigold and Clippert

Aurelius Road at Jolly Road

Lindbergh east of Pennsylvania 

US-127 Kalamazoo Exits are Closed

East Lansing/MSU Road Closings

Kalamazoo Street, from Marigold Avenue to Clippert Street

Chestnut Road between Demonstration Hall Road and the Beal Street/Kalamazoo Street intersection (at the Sparty statue).

Red Cedar Road from the Chestnut Road intersection to the entrance to Central Services.

Northbound Red Cedar Road, north of Shaw Lane.

Lots 62W, 62E, and 67, as well as the basement level of parking at Ramp #2.

Okemos/Meridian Twp Road Closings

Okemos Road Closed at Central Park and Gaylord C. Smith 

Okemos Road North bound lane North of bridge (pothole closure)

Okemos Road North bound lane in front of Delta Dental (pothole closure)

Van Atta North bound lane 

Nakoma Closed at bridge 


Van Atta North bound lane (north of bridge at Harris Nature Center - flooding) 

Nakoma Closed at bridge 

Huron Hill/Nakoma 

Ingham County Road Closings

Linn Road between Meech and Dietz

Bell Oak Road between Shaftburg and Harris

Nakoma Dr. and Ottowa Dr. in Okemos

Toles Road Between Aurelius and Eifert

Dennis Road between Dietz and Snedeker

Meech Road between M-43 and Linn

Mccue Road Between Eifert and Gunn
Okemos Road Between Central park dr. and Haslett
Frost Road between Meridian and Berkley
Meridian Road between M-36 and Brown 
Olds Road between Meridain and Cooper
Harper Road between Okemos and Wolverine
Hillcrest Subdivision 
Meridian Road between Button and Jolly
Snedeker between Frost and Dennis
Curtice Road between Eifert and Aurelius 
Wallace and Huschke Roads Between Gramer and Grand River

Clinton County Road Closings

Bauer from Taft to Dexter Trail 
Cutler from Wacousta to Forest Hill 
Pratt from Jones to Clintonia 
Howe from Chandler to Watson
Watson from Clise to Cutler
Bauer from Stone to Island 
Island from Bauer to Wacousta 
Hyde from Bauer to Wacousta
Wright from Stone to Island 
Taft from Forest Hill to Wacousta
Gratiot (North County Line) Maple Ave from Harris to Ely Hwy
Forest Hill from Centerline to Taft

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Back of flood evacuation flyer being left at hundreds of homes in Lansing.

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