Metro Detroit motorists should expect longer commute times Wednesday

(WXYZ) - The State Emergency Operations Center issued a statement late Tuesday night cautioning drivers to expect longer commute times in the metro Detroit area.

Crews from the Michigan Department of Transportation are continuing to pump water from flooded roadways and clear debris. The SEOC says the crews will be working throughout the night to open roads as soon as possible. Some roads, however, will have to remain closed pending a safety inspection.


Drivers are still being ask to avoid the areas with impassable roadways. If you must drive, the SEOC suggests going HERE or monitoring Twitter at @MDOT_MetroDet for updates beforehand. 

Owners of stranded vehicles that may have been towed away following the flood can contact their local law enforcement agency to figure out where their vehicle was towed. 

The State Emergency Operations Center has compiled the following declarations: 

Wayne County declared a local state of emergency and requested a Governor’s declaration on August 12 for financial assistance for impacted homeowners; state officials are reviewing the request for a Governor’s declaration.

•The Cities of Ferndale and Warren declared a local state of emergency and activated their emergency operations plan.  Additional state resources were not requested.

•The local emergency operations centers in the counties of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne, and the cities of Dearborn Heights, Detroit and Warren are also activated.

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