Newaygo Bridge Closed, Ice Jam Creates Possible Flooding

People living in the Newaygo and Bridgeton area should keep away from the Muskegon River due to river levels rising.

A 17 mile-long ice jam is clogging the river channel both upstream and downstream.

The Bridge St. Bridge in the city of Newaygo is closed down due to the high rising water.

If you are traveling in the area you are asked to find another route.

Police are monitoring the situation but are advising people to be aware of the changing conditions and to move to higher ground if needed.