EASTON, Mich. (WOOD) - Flooding in the Grand River and its tributaries is causing damage in Ionia County.
West of Ionia, the Lincoln Avenue bridge over Bellamy Creek was completely washed out by rushing water. A car tipped forward into the creek as the road collapsed, but no one was hurt.
Still, people came out to see the collapsed road and take photos.
West Main Street in Ionia near Turkey Trail also started to wash away. A nearby resident came out to warn drivers to avoid the hazard before the county arrived.
The Ionia Department of Public safety is urging people to drive slowly and be alert for flood-damaged roads. Authorities also advise not driving through standing water because it may be difficult to determine its depth and you could get stuck.
Other roads in Ionia County are also out of commission.
Residents say the flooding is the worst they have ever seen.
The National Weather Service says the Grand River could crest to 27.5 p.m. by Sunday afternoon -- 4 feet higher than it crested in 2004. The river could rise 2 feet by Friday.
== Photos: Ionia County flooding ==
The Ionia County Office of Emergency Management is working the county Drain Commissioner to determine the effect of the river crests.
An emergency shelter has been established and is open at the Ionia Armory at 439 W. Main St in Ionia.
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