M-28 closing near Ewen due to flooding

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) issued a statement at 12:09 p.m. on Thursday regarding flooding along the Ontonagon River in Ontonagon County. Officials say they will be closing the M-28 at the bridge over the South Branch of the Ontonagon River in Ewen shortly after 1 p.m. today, due to flooding from spring runoff.

M-28 will be open to local traffic only between US-45 and M-64. Authorities say Eastbound traffic will be detoured via US-2 and US-45, with the detour reversed for westbound traffic.

Drivers should seek alternate routes, as there are no local road detour routes are available.

According to MDOT, here is no estimate for the duration of this closure. MDOT will continue to provide updates, or check MiDrive for closure information.

Additional Road Closures due to spring snowmelt: