DETROIT (WWJ) —  DTE Energy says 23,000 homes and businesses are without power due to a storm that caused major flooding and other damages on Monday night.

DTE said that the problem is with water getting into the equipment. The outages are scattered, however the biggest outages are in Madison Heights, Dearborn and near Lincoln Park.

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Police are dealing with the aftermath of major flooding throughout the Metro Detroit area after torrential storms dropped almost five inches of rain in just a few hours.

Michigan State Police are advising drivers to stay off Detroit-area freeways. They suggest using surface roads so M-DOT crews can get the drains cleared out on the freeways.

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Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw told WWJ that there are reports of flooding on every major freeway in metro Detroit.

For the latest, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 during traffic and weather on the 8s, 24 hours-a-day. See live radar and the extended forecast anytime onthe CBS Detroit weather page.

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