UPDATE: Roscommon Co. Dam Failure Impacts Clare Co. Roads - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Roscommon Co. Dam Failure Impacts Clare Co. Roads

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for a dam failure in the extreme southwestern corner of Roscommon County. 

The warning is in effect until 6:00 PM tonight. 

As of noon on Tuesday, the Wraco Lodge Dam along Wolf Creek has given way and high waters are moving downstream toward Old 27 and US-127. Areas downstream of the dam should prepare for flooding. 

Water may cover US-127 between mile markers 185 and 186. 

Precautionary and preparedness actions should be taken along Town Line Creek, Wolf Creek and the Muskegon River. 

Do not drive through water on the road. The water may be deeper than it seems. 

The following roads are closed:

Old 27 from the Clare County line to Snowbowl Road is closed due to water from Wolf Creek rushing over the road.

County Road 402, a.k.a. Canoe Camp Road (west of U.S. 127) from Paddle Trail southward.

Wraco Road and Rollway Road from Old 27 eastward to Reserve Rd.

Newaygo Road and Townline Road from Wraco Road south to Rollway Road.

High water issues have also caused a road closure southwest of Lake St. Helen in Richfield Township. Russell Lake Road from Ash St. to Third Lake Rd. is closed to traffic.

Clare County Business 27 Old-127 is closed due to rising water. Traffic is being rerouted to US-127.