Water levels rise overnight, flood Comstock Township park along Kalamazoo River

Merrill Park in Comstock Township flooded overnight as water levels continue to rise along the Kalamazoo River. (WWMT/Patrick Hagan)

COMSTOCK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo County residents prepare for flooding as water levels continue to rise on the Kalamazoo River.

Early Thursday morning, water poured into Merrill Park in Comstock Township after heavy rain earlier in the week.

Several roads throughout Kalamazoo remain closed as water levels rise along the river.

More roads could be added to that list as the Kalamazoo River is expected to crest at about nine feet Thursday afternoon.

The city of Kalamazoo warned people living in low-lying areas Wednesday to prepare for potential flooding.

City officials are offering free sand bags to anyone who needs them. They can be picked up at Washington Square Apartments in Kalamazoo or the Edison Neighborhood Association.

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