Several stretches of I-94 closed in Detroit due to flooding

Heavy rain causes more flooding on Detroit freeways

DETROIT – Several sections of I-94 are closed Friday in Detroit due to flooding.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, all lanes on eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed at the Lodge Freeway (M-10) because of flooding.

As of 2:40 p.m., all lanes in both directions of I-94 at Nine Mile Road have been closed due to the flooding. The flooding was cleared shortly after.

As of 2:55 p.m. on Friday, all westbound lanes of I-94 are now open at I-75 after being closed for several hours due to flooding.

As of 12:45 p.m. on Friday, all eastbound lanes of I-94 are closed at I-96 in Detroit due to flooding.

Drivers are urged to be cautious and avoid the area, as well as any roads with standing water.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Michigan’s Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland and Macomb counties until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 16. A flood warning has been issued for Wayne County until 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Officials say between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain has fallen so far as of 10:08 a.m. Friday.

Flood concerns initially decreased after heavy rains did not hit the region Thursday afternoon as expected. However, a significant amount of rain is still forecasted to hit southeastern Michigan throughout the day Friday, which may still cause flooding.

View: Live weather radar: Tracking more rain in SE Michigan

I-94 in Metro Detroit was hit particularly hard by heavy rains and subsequent flooding in June.

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