I-94 in Detroit, Dearborn, closed on Monday afternoon as a consequence of flooding
DETROIT – Storms caused intense flooding in Metro Detroit, flooding neighborhoods, streets, shops, and more.
Click here to see dozens of new photos and video footage of floods on I-94.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials previously expected I-94 between Greenfield Road and I-75 to remain closed due to the flooding until rush hour Monday morning. From Monday, 12.55 p.m., this section of the motorway will still be closed.
You can see the Local 4 Traffic Map here.
Residents are encouraged to use I-96, M-10 and I-75 as detours while I-94 is closed.
MORE: Check out these photos of major flooding in Metro Detroit
MDOT said it has crews working against the floods around the clock and has brought temporary generators to aid the pump houses on I-94. Officials because of creeks and rivers that are being pumped out of I-94 flowing back onto the freeway. As soon as the waterways wear off, the department said they can pump the water off I-94.
Once the water is removed from the highway, tow trucks are used to remove vehicles and debris before opening traffic.
If you have been forced to exit a vehicle on the freeway, Michigan State Police will ask you to call the Metro South Post at 734-287-5000 for help locating your vehicle.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Wayne County on Saturday to address public health and safety threats related to the heavy rains.
Here is another video of the Monday morning flood:
Aerial photographs of the I-94 flood on June 28, 2021Cars, semi-trailers are stuck on the flooded I-94 in Metro Detroit
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