DETROIT (WWJ) – A massive storm system moved through metro Detroit overnight, leaving many area roads and freeways flooded.
A major backup was reported on northbound M-10 between Evergreen Road and Civic Center Drive, where a storm water pump failed amid a torrential downpour.
Reporting live from the scene, WWJ’s Ron Dewey said there’s about a foot of standing water on the freeway. Before 9 a.m., officials shut down the northbound side of the freeway. It’s unclear how long the closure will last.
Flooding is also causing issues on I-75 near the Southfield Freeway exit. Standing water has been reported on several area roads, especially those in low-lying areas.
Forecasters say the potential for flooding will increase Wednesday as rain continues to fall.
The system is moving from west to east, according to CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus, and we can expect to see more storms into the evening.
“As we go through the day, we’ll see some sunshine heating up the atmosphere and then exploding storms possible later in the day,” Madaus said.
Here’s the extended forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:
Wednesday: A couple of showers and a heavy t-storm; storms can bring downpours, large hail and damaging winds. High 83.
Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. Low 65.
Thursday: Variable cloudiness with a shower or thunderstorm. High 82.
Thursday Night: Overcast. Low 62.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 79.
Friday Night: Spotty showers in the evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy. Low 61.
Saturday: Variable clouds with a shower or thunderstorm around. High 80.
Saturday Night: Rather cloudy; occasional evening rain and drizzle followed by a shower in spots late. Low 63.
Sunday: Periods of clouds and sunshine with a shower or thunderstorm. High 82.
Sunday Night: A passing shower in the evening; otherwise, partly cloudy. Low 66.
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