Roads flood, man gets struck by lightning during dreary weather in Metro Detroit

Metro Detroit can't seem to get out of winter, into spring as cold, dreary weather persists

Published On: Apr 15 2013 03:25:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 11:17:37 PM EDT

As inconvenient as the road closure was along Halsted Road between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads in Bloomfield Hills, it positively paled in comparison to what happened to a Washtenaw County man.

The man was struck by lightning near Cassidy Lake and Waterloo roads in Chelsea. He's going to be OK.

It has been a long, gray and dreary week in Metro Detroit. Moreover, it has been cold.

Read: Michigan sees statewide flooding amid storms

It was round two of rain Thursday night. Dante Cochran was thinking positively, at least. He was wearing a parka, and a pair of shorts. Wishful thinking or bad planning?

"I was looking forward to warm weather today. I'm a native to Michigan but I'm still not used to the weather," he joked.

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