GENESEE COUNTY — While it wasn’t the crippling ice storm many weather forecasters feared, last weekend’s heavy rain and freezing did lead to some flooded roads and basements in the area.
The National Weather Service said rainfall from Friday through Saturday afternoon rainfall reports from Friday night through Saturday afternoon was recorded at 2.12 inches through 1 p.m. in Flint. South of Fenton recorded 2.57 inches through 2 p.m. and 2.28 inches through 3:30 p.m. in Linden. Weather forecasters had predicted flooding over the weekend, with rainfall totals expected between 2-4 inches of rain, followed by freezing rain and snow.
At Robert T. Longway Boulevard and Center Road in Flint, near the Burton border, the road was submerged in water high enough to stall out some vehicles, according to reports.
A part of northbound I-75 in Grand Blanc, near the I-475 interchange, was closed Friday morning for repairs after a clogged drain caused the roadway to erode and collapse, reports said.
Traffic was diverted onto northbound I-475 while the road was repaired.
Twitter posts from the Michigan Department of Transportation Bay Region indicated all lanes on northbound I-75 were reopened on Jan. 11
“NB I-75 has reopened. While we discourage any unnecessary travel today due to the weather, if you must be out please be advised that the roadway is now open,” said MDOT Tweets.
MDOT officials posted further on Twitter that the work included excavating the location, placing a new concrete culvert, and placing a concrete material with a quick cure time.
Consumers Energy was reporting Monday no significant power outages in Genesee County.