More road closings due to Muskegon River flooding.

Muskegon County Emergency Management spokesman Jim Duram tells WOOD Radio Maple Island Road will close between Messenger Road and Sweeter Rd as water from the Muskegon River is flowing over the the road. A voluntary evacuation is underway for residents living in the affected area. Red Cross shelters are being set up for those who will be homeless during the evacation.

While flooding in the Muskegon River valley is common, Duram says the last time flooding was this severe in the affected area was the late 1980's.