Flood Advisory Extended, Road Closures Grow

Jun 20, 2019

File photo of flooding on Crosstown Parkway in downtown Kalamazoo.
Credit Sehvilla Mann | WMUK

The Flood Advisory has been extended to 11:15 a.m. Friday for Barry, Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties. Some roads have been closed since this morning due to flooding from heavy rainfall, reports News Channel 3.

Here's the roads closed in Kalamazoo County (as of 8:40 a.m.):

Kalamazoo city

  • North Park St - Balch to Park Place
  • S Burdick St - Stockbridge and Wall
  • S Rose St - Burdick and Wall
  • Lake St - Burdick & Portage Rd
  • Vine St - Portage & S Burdick
  • Crosstown Pkwy - Portage Rd and Howard
  • Dutton St. - Jasper to Portage Rd

Kalamazoo County

  • Ross Township: 42nd St – M-89 to M-96
  • Oshtemo Township: 8th S – ML Avenue to KL Ave 
  • Texas Township: P Ave – 3rd St to 4th St
  • Texas Township: PQ Ave – 3rd St to 5th St
  • Texas Township: P Ave – 3rd St to Main St
  • Texas Township: O Ave – 4th St to 6th St
  • Texas Township: North Eagle Lake Drive – East Eagle Lake Drive to South 5th St
  • Cleared: Texas Township: Q Ave – East of 10th St
  • Texas Township: S Ave – 6th St to 8th St & 8th St to 10th St

(Note: Latest closures at the Kalamazoo County Road Commission's website.)

Also closed is E. Michigan Avenue between Leenhouts St. (Rex Crossing) & Henning St. in Comstock Township due to a partial roadway collapse, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office in a press release issued at 9 a.m. Generally, the road is closed to through traffic from Sprinkle Road to River St.

It will remain closed for an unknown time, officials added. Visit the Kalamazoo County Road Commission website for updates. 

Meanwhile, flooding has closed the city of Kalamazoo's Stockbridge Avenue office only and the courthouse at Crosstown Parkway in downtown Kalamazoo, as well as some area organizations, including Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services. Click here for an updated list.

The city of Kalamazoo advises motorists to leave extra time to get to their destination, and warns against driving through standing water.

Several vehicles have gotten stuck in flooding at Howard Street and Crosstown Parkway in downtown Kalamazoo, and had to be towed, according to Channel 3.  

The city issued the following map of closed downtown Kalamazoo roads around 6:30 a.m. 

Credit City of Kalamazoo courtesy photo