78
      Wednesday
      83 / 63
      Thursday
      85 / 61
      Friday
      85 / 62

      Residents use sandbags to battle flooding

      Ironwood and Wakefield residents are using sandbags to stop flooding due to recent and rapid snowmelt, causing rivers to bloat.

      Volunteers, emergency crews and students worked overnight to place 3,000 to 5,000 sandbags to stop possible flooding from the Montreal River in Ironwood. The river, which is normally two feet deep, had swollen to nearly six feet deep by Wednesday.

      City officials say one home was evacuated in Ironwood, but the water levels have begun to stabilize.

      Wakefield crews are still placing sandbags as a precaution due to water levels that are still increasing, according to officials.

      We will continue to follow the flood issues throughout the Upper Peninsula as Wakefield is currently under a flash flood warning, according to emergency crews.