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Storms Strike Lakeshore, Various Roads Closed


HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The strongest line of spring storms to hit the Lakeshore in four years came on Thursday morning, with up to five inches predicted before it subsides during the overnight hours. While there was a tornado warning and some thunderstorm warnings raised, the biggest problem was the massive rainfall, which caused a number of roads to be flooded out and closed. 

As of 11 AM, these Holland area roads were considered closed as a result of the storms: US-31 between 32nd Street and Lincoln Avenue; US-31 near New Holland Street; Ottawa Beach Road near the entrance to Holland State Park; 84th Avenue south of Adams Street; 72nd Avenue near Business Loop 196; Felch Street between 72nd and 80th avenues; 104th Avenue between Adams and Mason Street; 104th Avenue near Chicago Drive; 120th Avenue south of Riley Street; 112th Avenue at Lakewood Boulevard; 76th Avenue at Bingham Street; and Adams Street at 80th Avenue.

Authorities caution drivers not to attempt crossing roads covered in water, and for all residents to avoid power lines that may be downed as a result of the storms.

The last time that the Lakeshore had been hit with this much rainfall during a spring storm was during back-to-back Junes in 2008 & 2009.