In today’s Old Mission Peninsula road news, a section of Smokey Hollow Road has washed out. This follows reports earlier this week of wash-outs on Peninsula Drive and The Hogsback after torrential rains blew across northern Michigan, causing flooding in Traverse City and beyond.
The Smokey Hollow Road erosion and wash-out is on the south end of the road, about a quarter mile from the Center Road intersection, on the right side of the hill as you head down towards Boursaw Road (or Danny Fouch’s farm for longtime OMPers). Or, just north of The Cut-Across to Center Road.
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While the erosion doesn’t look too bad from the road side, it’s another story when you view it from the erosion side. I took the photos below from the hill below where Smokey Hollow Road is washed out, and you can see the erosion is cutting underneath the road bed.
Meanwhile, the Grand Traverse County Road Commission has filled in the washed-out section on Peninsula Drive. However, as of last night, the section on the north side of The Hogsback on Center Road remains un-repaired, with sandbags and markers alerting drivers of the issue.
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