Sunday weather creates trouble on Metro Detroit roads

Several traffic-related spinouts reported on Lodge Freeway

DETROIT – Nearly 30,000 people lost power in Metro Detroit after intense rain and winds swept through the area Sunday. 

Southbound I-75 in Southgate looked like a swamp after the heavy rains. Northbound I-75 at Allen Road was closed for hours, as were the southbound lanes on the Lodge Freeway. 

Several collisions occurred, including a fatal crash in Harper Woods. 

Police said the driver in that crash was going too fast for the road conditions and lost control of the vehicle. 

The car hit a tree and trapped the driver inside the burning vehicle.

Read: Speeding driver in Harper Woods dies after vehicle strikes tree, catches fire

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