Destructive flooding washes away roads across Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota

Heavy storms moving across the Upper Midwest this weekend created hazardous flooding, which resulted in many road closures and washouts.

Some of the worst damage occurred in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Sunday morning.

The hardest-hit areas included the towns of Houghton, Lake Linden, Dodgeville and Hancock, where over 60 sinkholes were reported, according to MLive.com.

Many roads that were not washed out were impassable and covered in debris, officials said.

Houghton County Emergency Management and law enforcement requested that residents should shelter in place in Houghton County and should not attempt to travel on area roadways.

flooding minnesota 6/17/18
flooding minnesota 6/17/18

(Photo/Minnesota Department of Transportation)

Rain washed out part of Highway 23 in northeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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In northwestern Wisconsin, the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office told residents that travel was not advised in the area on Sunday morning and also warned motorists not to drive around barricades. A stretch of U.S. Highway 2, a major thoroughfare in that part of the state, was completely lost.

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The threat of heavy thunderstorms is expected to continue in the Upper Midwest into Sunday night. However, a stretch of dry weather will unfold across these hard-hit areas through the middle of the week, which will help with cleanup efforts.

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