(WXYZ) — Following severe flooding Friday across metro Detroit, several are experiencing power outages and flooding. Some metro Detroit freeways have been closed since Friday due to flooding that left dozens of vehicles and trucks stranded in high water.
On Sunday, Michigan State Police posted a safety reminder on Twitter, asking motorists and residents to be cautious and adhere to safety measures in the area.
Following reports of drivers going around barricades at I-94 and Rotunda, the MSP Marine Services Team reminded motorists that if they see standing water to turn around.
Here is a real life example. This semi driver entered 94 from Rotunda and started plowing through the water. He didn’t make it. Even if he would have had the momentum, the freeway was blocked by submerged cars. He made it to shore before we got to him. pic.twitter.com/hWn1XEUqkp— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 27, 2021
Additionally, MSP urged residents not to get in flood water on I-94 after a photo captured people appearing to swim in the area. Authorities say the water may contain debris like sharp metal, there's also gasoline and oil floating in the water because of submerged vehicles.
Finally in the things I would never thought I would have to say: Do not go into the water. This water has debris, sharp metal, submerged cars, gasoline and oil floating in it. There is also a good chance that there is sewage also in the water. In other words it’s gross! pic.twitter.com/R8cjIVrlpz— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 27, 2021