High water has forced the closure of roads in northern Muskegon County, including the main link between Whitehall and Montague.

Business route U.S. 31, also known as Thompson Street, between Whitehall and Montague is closed due to flooding, according to an alert sent by the Michigan Department of Transportation on Wednesday, April 29.

High water previously forced the closure of the same stretch of road, which includes a bridge, in late May 2019. That section is the only crossing over the White River and White Lake, other than the U.S. 31 freeway, to which traffic will be detoured.

In addition, Lorenson Road between Michillinda and Todd roads in Fruitland Township is impassable due to water over the road, according to a notice from the Muskegon County Road Commission. There is no signed detour.

A section of Staple Road north of Riley Thompson Road in Dalton Township also is closed due to water over the road, and there is no detour posted, according to the road commission.

It is unclear how long the roads will be impassable.

The Muskegon County area was inundated with rain Tuesday and Wednesday.

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