Some metro Detroit areas still swamped by flooding

Some metro Detroit areas still swamped by flooding

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WJBK) - Although flooding has been cleared around most of metro Detroit,  vehicles are still stuck in Allen Park where it's high tide on Outer Drive.

A massive  lake extends under both east & west bound I-94 lanes at the Allen Park - Melvindale line.  On Outer Drive in Allen Park, deep water remains where vehicles remain flooded out.

"They tell me it's 14 feet deep," Jeffrey Sillman said. "I think that people were trying to get through when they shouldn't have been."

"It's like having our own little lake," said resident Rachel Sillman

Wayne County crews are making progress. They brought in a portable submersible pump and one pump in a fixed location at the underpass is also running full time, non-stop.  Crews are hoping that the body of water will be gone by Thursday but it could be longer.

Will Gordon said that his 65-year-old father walked through the water but lost personal items like his cell phone, wallet and checkbook.

Located nearby, classes were canceled at Baker College in Allen Park Wednesday where water was up to the sign on Enterprise Drive. School officials are keeping an eye on the water.

"We come by every couple of hours," Baker College President Kris Barann said. "We were working with Wayne County today to keep our students as informed as possible. We are really hoping to get our students and staff in by tomorrow."



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