Portland residents evacuated, bridges closed due to flooding

PORTLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Some Portland homes are being evacuated again after an ice jam caused the Grand River to spill over its banks in Ionia County.

Less than a dozen residents on Canal Street were evacuated and moved to the Ionia Armory, according to Sgt. William Hoskins with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office. Portland City Hall is also being used as a tempory shelter for those being evacuated. 

All bridges over the Grand River in Portland are closed due to the flooding. 

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