Morning 4: Train car derailment in Warren triggers several road closures -- and more news

Here are the top stories for the morning of Sept. 29, 2022

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

Several Warren roads closed Thursday after 20 train cars derail

Several roads are closed in Warren on Thursday, and may also be closed Friday, after about 20 train cars derailed on the city’s southeast side.

Drivers are urged to avoid certain areas in southeast Warren on Thursday after about 20 of about 150 train cars derailed in the area of Stephens and Schoenherr roads.

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Live stream coverage: Hurricane Ian destruction, flooding in Florida

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a major hurricane, with more than 2.5 million under evacuation orders.

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday.

One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States threatened catastrophic flooding around the state. Ian’s tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 415 miles, drenching much of Florida and the southeastern Atlantic coast.

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‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies at age 59

Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said.

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I-94 closed in Detroit through Tuesday for Second Avenue Bridge work: What to know

Both directions of I-94 between I-75 and I-96 are going to be closed for five days as crews work on the Second Avenue Bridge.

The full closure will begin at 4 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 and the road will reopen by 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The closure is so inspectors can monitor the structure during the post-tensioning process.

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Weather: Sunny Thursday before Tropical Storm Ian brings clouds to Metro Detroit

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.