Area hit by heavy rains

Flooding is shown on Pioneer Road in Marquette early today. Marquette city officials reported no major flooding issues today, but said a culvert along Division Street in Marquette became obstructed by debris causing rainwater to cover parts of the roadway early this morning. That debris had since been cleared and the stormwater system is “maintaining,” officials said. Several Upper Peninsula counties were under flash flood watches earlier today. The National Weather Service station in Negaunee Township expected rain to last today until the early afternoon. (Journal photo)