(CBS Detroit) – Final summer time’s report rainfall precipitated huge flooding all through Metro-Detroit.
Though points with the infrastructure had been addressed, some areas are nonetheless susceptible for overflow.
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The Michigan Division of Transportation at present has 140 pump stations to assist roads under floor degree.
“Like M-39, I-94 at components, I-75 at components, 94 and 696, that interchange, everytime you go under floor we now have to have a pump to pump water up and off that highway,” stated MDOT Spokesperson Diane Cross.
Wednesday’s downpour compelled highway closures and backups.
“We did have some flooding and what we’re doing just a little bit completely different this yr is as an alternative of simply blocking the lanes which are flooded, if we begin to get multiple into the second lanes state of affairs the place we’ve bought flooding, we’re simply going to shut the freeway,” Cross defined.
Cross says energy outages and drain blockages are the primary culprits behind floods.
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“Final night time we had an issue of we misplaced energy close to 94 and 696 on the pump station,” Cross stated.
“It took a pair hours however we did get a generator to that pump station and we bought the water off so as soon as it’s linked to energy we will get it moved.”
Cross says in heavy rain, drivers have to take warning.
“Pay attention to the route you usually take,” Cross stated.
“If it usually floods when it’s raining, and you already know we’ve bought rain coming or by the point you drive dwelling there’s going to be rain, don’t take that route as a result of if its flooded up to now likelihood is it’s going to flood once more.”
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