Flooding in Lowell
Updated: Monday, April 22 2013, 08:45 AM EDT
LOWELL, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Grand River has reached record levels in several West Michigan communities, including Lowell and Comstock Park.
In Lowell, police have several roads closed down and are checking people's IDs as they come into town.
If you don't live or work there, they are asking people to stay away until the floodwaters recede.
At Nazarene Church in Lowell, water has filled the basement but they believe the worst is behind them.
"There was eight to 12 inches in here on Saturday,” says Greg Canfield, a local business owner helping the church deal with the flood. “They've been pumping and getting it under control, slowing it down. The water has started to recede so that's a big plus."
The Grand River is currently about four feet above flood stage in Lowell.
It's not expected to drop below flood stage for a few more days.