Massive storms that swept across the Upper Peninsula in Houghton County caused historic flood damage and dozens of sinkholes, leaving roads impassable and residents stuck in their homes, local officials said. At least one person was hospitalized.
The storms hit early Sunday morning when as much as 6 inches of rain causing flash flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. Sections of roads, including US-41 and M-26 and M-203, were were inaccessible and debris-covered. Late Sunday, the Michigan Department of Transportation said US-41 had partially reopened. M-26, from Tamarack and Dollar Bay, and M-203, at Brooks Road between Hancock and Calumet, remained closed, it said.