I thought your readers would like to see the enclosed photos of what happens to Mill's Creek, which overran Petz Road when the snow melted and all the rain fell. Because of the rising water, the St. Clair County Road Commission had to place a sign that said 'Beware of Water or Ice.' As the local meteorologists say, it takes just two to six inches of water to sweep a vehicle off the road.
When Petz Road was made, the part by Mill Creek was a low point. The road is located between two hills, which makes it easy for the water to overrun the road. The resident that lives near Mill Creek gets flooded out and the grassy area becomes waterfront property.
Whenever there is a massive rainfall and Mill Creek rises, like in the springtime with the melting of snow and spring rains—and even a couple of consecutive heavy rain days in the summer— Petz Road becomes flooded.
I know Lapeer and St. Clair counties have worked on Mill Creek. Can this rising of Mill Creek over Petz Road cause an accident in the future? Only time will tell.
Ronald J. Kazmierczak, Mussey Twp.
February 25, 2009