The Blackfoot highway is closed this week for maintenance.
The highway has been closed since the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 30.
It’s expected to be reopened in the morning, but the highway will be closed in both directions, from Lake Superior up to Highway 546.
The closure affects all roads, including the Highway 101 bridge.
The Blackfeet have been experiencing severe flooding since the start of summer.
Blackfoot County Sheriff Jim O’Neill says the storm water in the Blackfoot River has increased to nearly 10 feet per second.
We’ve been getting reports of people walking and going through the water, which is a very dangerous situation.
He says that the water level is high and that many are walking in the water.
Blackfeet residents are also worried about their water and what the impact will be.
The state Department of Transportation says a high water mark has been set for Lake Superior, which will affect water levels in Lake Michigan, as well as the water in Lake Huron and Lake Hurley.
O’Neil says the state of Michigan is still reviewing the impacts on water levels.
The National Weather Service says the lake level is expected to drop below 7 feet at 8 a.m. Thursday.