DETROIT – Storms caused intense flooding across Metro Detroit, flooding neighborhoods, roadways, businesses and more.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials previously expected I-94 to remain closed between Greenfield Road and I-75 through Monday morning rush hour due to the flooding. As of 12:55 p.m. Monday, that stretch of freeway is still closed.
Residents are urged to use I-96, M-10 and I-75 as detours while I-94 is closed.
MDOT said it has crews working around the clock to address the flooding and has brought temporary generators to assist I-94′s pump houses. Officials due to creeks and rivers cresting, water pumped out of I-94 flows back onto the freeway. Once the waterways begin to subside, the department said it will be able to pump the water off I-94.
Once water is removed from the freeway, tow trucks will be used to remove vehicles and debris before allowing traffic.
If you were forced to abandon a vehicle along the freeway, Michigan State Police is asking you to call the Metro South Post at 734-287-5000 for assistance in finding your vehicle.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Wayne County on Saturday to help address threats to public health and safety related to the heavy rainfall.
Here is more video of the flooding from Monday morning: