Metro Detroit traffic updates: Rain floods freeways again

Flooding reported on several Metro Detroit freeways as rain moves through region

A flooded Southfield Freeway at Joy Road on Aug. 27, 2021.
A flooded Southfield Freeway at Joy Road on Aug. 27, 2021. (WDIV)

Rainfall Friday afternoon left several freeways under water in Metro Detroit.

  • The Southfield Freeway was shut down at several points, including Joy Road and Ford Road. The stretch between Joy and Ford roads was shut down to traffic.
  • Flooding also was reported on westbound I-96 at Schaefer Road.
  • Parts of I-94 were flooded at Conner Street.
  • Flooding was reported on the Lodge Freeway (M-10) near Evergreen Road in Detroit.

A flash flood warning was issued for northwestern Wayne County and southeastern Oakland County until 4:15 p.m. Friday.

The heavy rainfall has stopped with some scattered showers persisting, the Local 4Casters report. No additional flooding is expected as we wait for the current flooding to recede.

More: Metro Detroit weather alert: Flash flood warning for Oakland, Wayne counties

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