Flooding after rains closes some Mich. roadways

Detroit, Flint highways closed Friday morning

DETROIT - Flooding following heavy rains caused problems for motorists in Michigan Friday, closing some closing some roadways in the Detroit and Flint areas.

LIVE VIDEO: Sky 4 over flooding

Highway flooding

North and southbound lanes of I-75 at I-696 were closed for hours due to flooding. Rising water completely flooded the roadway. A power outage in the area caused a water pump to not function, resulting in the major flood.  DTE Energy was able to restore power so the water pump could then function properly.  MDOT arrived on the scene, and after clearing debris away from drains, the water quickly receded.

--Friday morning flooding in Harrison Township
Sky 4 captured images showing severe flooding at the Windsor Farms mobile home park in Harrison Township. Several homes and cars were underwater in the area of Gratiot of I-94 in Macomb County.

SLIDESHOW: Flooding in Harrison Township

Flash flood warnings

The Flint Journal reports nearly a dozen cars were stranded and northbound Interstate 75 was closed Friday morning in Genesee County's Flint Township, with up to 4 feet of water on the roadway.

A flash flood warning was issued for the Flint area, including Genesee and Shiawassee, counties due to the storms. The area got up to 6.5 inches of rain Thursday night. The National Weather Service says law enforcement officials closed numerous area roads and reported some flooded homes.

The weather service issued flood advisories, watches and warnings in Michigan's Lower Peninsula following the storms that started Thursday.

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