Flood caused corrosive damage to Detroit trucking industry
Pouring rain that hit Michigan on Thursday and Friday led to severe flooding.
This caused serious damage to traffic in Detroit and other parts of the state.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) said that the power outage affected pumping systems meant for removing water from roads.
“The lack of electricity has affected dozens of pumping stations on highways that use electricity to pump water. Generators were brought to a number of locations, allowing all other freeways to reopen except I-94 in Detroit and Dearborn between Greenfield Road and I-75, ”MDOT said.
Flooded roads left dozens of trucks stuck on I-94 in Detroit.
Michigan State Patrol (MSP) strongly urge truckers not to drive through flooded streets.
I-94 in Dearborn and Detroit will remain closed for some time before interstate highway could reopen.
MDOT suggests drivers use I-96, M-10, and I-75 as detour routes during the closure of I-94.
“If you abandoned your truck on the freeway, contact your insurance company to inquire about next steps. You can call to Metro South Post using the number 734.287.5000 and provide your license plate to find out where the truck is,” MSP said.