Flooding Closes Michigan Avenue And West Grand Boulevard For Hours

DETROIT (WWJ) — Flooding forced Michigan Avenue to shut down in both directions, while one direction of West Grand Boulevard in Detroit was closed for hours on Friday afternoon, as water spanned a few blocks down both streets.

Flooding spans the intersection of Michigan Ave. and W. Grand Blvd. (Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Flooding spans the intersection of Michigan Ave. and W. Grand Blvd. (Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Detroit Water crews turned off the water to a broken water main, which helped ease the extensive flooding and allowed traffic to resume. The deepest parts of the flood covered the entire wheel-wells of the vehicles trying to drive through the wake.

One of those affected, Mike Jenkins, encountered what he called “Lake Michigan.”

“This is the first time — I’ve been coming down here more than 20 years — but this is the first time that I’ve ever seen it this bad,” Jenkins said.

Flooding spans the intersection of Michigan Ave. and W. Grand Blvd. (Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Flooding spans the intersection of Michigan Ave. and W. Grand Blvd. (Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

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