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Rain keeps water high along River Raisin in Monroe County, prolonging area flooding

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DUNDEE, Michigan — Forecasters say rain is keeping water high along the River Raisin in Monroe County, prolonging area flooding

The National Weather Service says Wednesday morning that a flood warning continues after some roads and parks were earlier swamped. The River Raisin at Dundee was 1.5 feet over flood stage on Wednesday morning.

PHOTO: The Village of Dundee has started placing sand bags in front of business and homes on the west side of the M-50 bridge Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as a precaution, as the water levels of the River Raisin have risen. MDOT has closed down the M-50 bridge for motorist  and pedestrians. The view is from Mike Grams building along M-50 of the River Raisin. (Tom Hawley/The Monroe News via AP)
The Village of Dundee has started placing sand bags in front of business and homes on the west side of the M-50 bridge Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as a precaution, as the water levels of the River Raisin have risen. MDOT has closed down the M-50 bridge for motorist and pedestrians. The view is from Mike Grams building along M-50 of the River Raisin. (Tom Hawley/The Monroe News via AP)

The weather service says that the river's level should fall Wednesday night and go below flood stage early Thursday. Forecasters previously had said they expected the river to drop below flood stage Wednesday.

M-50 in Dundee was closed, including a bridge in downtown, after water washed over the roadway.

In Monroe, officials said the threat of flooding appeared to be minor. Still, sand and sand bags were available in the city.

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