Some Highways Impassable in Southeast Michigan

State Police are advising drivers to avoid the Detroit area freeways.  If you must drive, click on the MDOT link above to monitor road conditions.

WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- Some highways and streets are impassable after a storm dumped more than 6 inches of rain in parts of southeastern Michigan.

The National Weather Service says 5.2 inches of rain fell Monday in the Detroit suburb of Warren, where Mayor James Fouts said he may seek state help in assisting residents dealing with the aftermath.

Meteorologist Dan Thompson says the highest report was 6.25 inches, also in suburban Detroit.

On Tuesday morning, portions of Interstates 75, 94, 696 and the Lodge and Southfield freeways were closed. Water remained on some roadways, while mud, debris and vehicles blocked the path for traffic in places.

Basement flooding was reported in several Detroit suburbs. On Monday, flooding left motorists stranded during the evening commute.

Thompson says about 1/4-inch of rain is forecast Tuesday.


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