COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Although the Flood Watch for Branch County is no longer in effect, the aftermath of the heavy rains throughout the past week remain. Water in some rivers and streams in the county continued to rise on Saturday, causing flooding in low-lying areas, yards, and some basements. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the St Joseph River in Three Rivers. Saturday at noon the river was at flood stage, and is expected to rise to one foot over flood stage by Tuesday, before receding.
Branch County Sheriff's Department on Friday issued a list of road closures and travel warning. The worst areas were Gorbell Road, north of Jonesville Road. It was closed Friday with over 3 feet of water across the road. Fisher Road between Brocklebank and Hoops Road was closed because a section of the roadway washed away. Willowbrook Road between Fall River Drive and Whites Road was closed by the Sheriff's Department because of debris that floated across the road, making it impassible.
The only threat of rain in the week ahead is Tuesday, with a 60% chance of showers and thundershowers.