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We’re tracking road closures caused by heavy rains and flooding in Metro Detroit on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Showers and storms are heading for Metro Detroit this week, and they are expected to drop several inches of rain across the region through Thursday.
“It comes up out of the sewers. It comes out of the cracks in the sidewalk, everywhere and it isn’t regular rain water -- it’s nasty, mucky sewer water.”
Overnight storms caused parts of Metro Detroit to flood Thursday morning, leaving hundreds of thousands of Michiganders without power.
“Yeah. It ruined like everything,” Junior said. “Like every other month it gets ruined. The basements flood.”
Communities, including parts of Detroit’s east side and Grosse Pointe, were hit hard with flooding three weeks ago.
A street in Dearborn Heights was turned into a river filled with floating garbage cans Friday afternoon.
“It’s ridiculous and we need to know what the city is planning on doing,” Russell said. “How they going to help us? I can’t keep buying furnaces, hot water tanks, freezers and cleaning up over and over.”
Michigan State Police troopers and officers with the Department of Natural Resources rescued a man from the Lodge Freeway after his vehicle was trapped by floodwaters Friday afternoon.
The northbound lanes of the Lodge Freeway (M-10) are closed Friday morning in Downtown Detroit due to flooding.
Several sections of I-94 are closed Friday in Detroit due to flooding.
Pooling on roads and freeways became a large problem Friday as rain hit the area.
Storms with threats of heavy rainfall are once again headed for Metro Detroit this weekend, raising concerns about more flooding across the region.