Freeway closures cleared around metro Detroit after flooding

- Drivers woke up to flooded roads Tuesday morning after heavy overnight rains. A portion of almost every major freeway was experiencing road closures. You can see a list of the closures that have since reopened below.

The National Weather Service said 5.5 inches of rain was reported in the southern Michigan city of Jackson while 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain fell in the Detroit area. Flood warnings and advisories were issued for much of the southern Lower Peninsula but have since been canceled.

DTE Energy also reported scattered power outages across the area, that affected at least 19,000 customers. You can take a look at DTE's live outage map here.

Here's a list of freeways that were closed earlier on Tuesday:

I-94

REOPEN: I-94 eastbound at I-696 has cleared. 

REOPEN: The westbound lanes reopened at 696 just after 8 a.m.

I-696

REOPEN: I-696 eastbound between Groesbeck and Gratiot has reopened. 

M-39

REOPEN: M-39 northbound at Michigan Avenue has reopened.

REOPEN: The north and south lanes at 7 Mile reopened just after 8:15 a.m. 

M-10

REOPEN: M-10 at I-75 has reopened. 

Near M-10, Jefferson at the Cobo Tunnel is also closed as the tunnel has flooded. A 74-year-old driver had to be rescued from the flooded tunnel after she drove around the roadblock. You can read more about that here

I-75

REOPEN: Northbound I-75 flooding has been cleared at M-10.

REOPEN: I-75 northbound was closed between Fort Street and Schaefer due to an overturned tractor trailer. The crash was cleared just after 9 a.m.

FOX 2 recommends checking your specific route on our traffic map before heading out, as areas could be closed due to flooding that aren't listed above. We are constantly checking our traffic feeds and will update this story with new closures when we get them. 

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