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Southeast Michigan cleans up after rains, flooding

August 12, 2014
Associated Press

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Some streets and highways are impassable after a storm dumped more than 5 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.

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

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

The weather service says 4.6 inches fell in Romulus and 4.4 inches in Wyandotte. More rain is forecast Tuesday, but not as much.



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