Friday flooding halts traffic in several locations on Southfield Freeway

Posted: 5:45 PM, Jul 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-29 22:18:26-04

It was a headache on the Southfield Freeway for several hours this afternoon.

Both sides shut down near Tireman. Drivers were stranded, including a man in his Mercedes. His wife, Natalie Reisin, left to watch from the sides.

She tells us, "He called me and said I'm stuck in water. I said, 'It's not raining.' He said, ' Honey, it's raining."

It was a mess for miles. State troopers blocked the area. Some vehicles tried making it through he standing water, while traffic on the service drive jammed up.

Ross Henderson was another driver caught in flood waters, his car relatively new.

He says, "I was nervous. My mom kept calling me. I didn't know what to do. I just wanted to get out of the flood."

Around 6:00 pm, traffic started moving after troopers hit the freeway with shovels, scraping away debris.