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Sugar Island Flooding Leaves Some Stranded at Their Homes

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Damaging rains are causing plenty of problems on Sugar Island in Chippewa County.

Several roads are washed out after up to 4 inches of rain fell late last night. The Chippewa County Road Commission says most of the road washouts are at the north end of the island, and they are trying to direct water in a different direction.

Chairman of Chippewa County Board of Commissioners declared a local state of emergency to utilize emergency operation plan and local resources to the fullest.

Right now, about 15 people are stranded at their homes because of the road damage. Crews are working hard to get the last road open so people can get out of their homes.

Chippewa County Sheriff deputies ask area residents to check on their neighbors and report any problems. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Several streets are also flooded in nearby Sault Ste. Marie.

Sugar Island Ferry workers say the boat is running on schedule right now, but will likely be making extra trips today to bring over gravel trucks, so delays are possible.

Many roads are still closed on Sugar Island and residents are cautioned against driving around the road closed signs. 

9&10's Alyssa Gambla and Photojournalist Erin Malone visited Sugar Island to find out more about this devastating damage.

 

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