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

Author: Mara MacDonald, Local 4 Reporter, @MaraMacDonald
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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