Detroit Metro Flooding Persists

Detroit Metro Flooding Persists

Thank you, global warming ostriches and/or conservatives! No funding to mitigate climate change, and no funding for infrastucture = commonplace disasters like this:

DETROIT, MI - Several highways remain closed in Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan Emergency Operations Center has been activated.

Michigan State Police and the Department of Transportation personnel have been working to clear damage and reopen portions of interstates 696 and 75, as well as M-39 and M-10.

I-696 remained closed from Woodward to Groesbeck as of about 7;47 a.m. Portions of I-94 are closed form Michigan to Greenfield and between 10 Mile and 12 Mile, according to WXYZ. I-75 is closed southbound from 11 Mile to 8 Mile.

An MDOT representative was not immediately available Tuesday morning. MDOT has an interactive map at mdotnetpublic.state.mi.us/drive/, though some alerts appear to have not been updated for hours.

Crews are likely to be working well into afternoon Tuesday to clear stalled cars that have been inundated by rising waters.

[...] Heavy rain fell in the metro area on Monday afternoon and evening, with some areas getting more than 6 inches of precipitation. Highways flooded, with reports of water getting as high as 10 feet in some areas. Many Metro Detroiters have also been dealing with flooded basements.


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