Dive teams at I-75 and I-696 after severe flooding

Dive teams at I-75 and I-696 after severe flooding

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(WJBK) - Many roads remain closed after the historic flooding in metro Detroit. One of them is the intersection of I-75 near I-696.

Michigan State Police dive teams cruised the flooded interstate looking for signs of submerged cars and damage. Water rose up to 14 feet in some spots after the heavy rainfall.

The downpour stopped traffic in its tracks, leaving drivers stranded in neck-deep water. Many basements were also flooded.

MDOT says, at this point, they really don't know how long the road will have to be closed until the water recedes. They are seeing a lot of erosion which is a concern. Road crews will evaluate the situation.

A pump station is at the scene pumping water out of the area.


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