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Michigan State Police: Several vehicles towed out of water due to flooding

Posted at 7:43 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 12:56:26-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police is urging drivers to be cautious Wednesday morning due to widespread flooding in metro Detroit.


MSP says in addition to freeway closures, there is also localized flooding on side streets. Several vehicles had to be towed out of the water.

According to a tweet from MSP, it takes six inches of water to lose control of your car and a foot of water for your car to start floating.

MSP says if your car stalls in flood waters, stay inside and call 911. If water starts to enter the car, climb on the roof.

Do not try and walk through the water, MSP says.

"If it can move your car, think what it would do to you," they tweeted.

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