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Kalamazoo residents asked to take caution, heavy rainfall could lead to flooding this weekend

The NWS estimates 2-4 inches of rain could fall across the lower half of Michigan between June 24 through June 27.
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Heavy rainfall over the weekend could lead to flooding and potentially dangerous conditions in Kalamazoo over the next few days.

The National Weather Service has issued a weather bulletin for the area on Thursday.

The NWS estimates 2-4 inches of rain could fall across the lower half of Michigan between June 24 through June 27.

The expected rainfall has the potential to cause issues with ponded water at low spots, on roads and in other poor drainage areas. City streets could also flood.

Drivers are being asked to take extra caution this weekend, especially at night. Additionally, drivers should never move barricades or drive through water and instead seek an alternate route. 

Road closures and detours may be necessary in sections of Dutton Street, Jasper Street, Vine Street, 3rd Street, 4th Street, Park Street, Rose Street, and Crosstown Parkway near the Crosstown Ponds. The East Michigan Avenue viaduct is expected to remain open, however motorists should stay alert to potential changes or additional street closures. 

The city of Kalamazoo and the NWS are continuing to monitor the weather and river conditions and will update with more information as it becomes available.

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