M-39 still closed at Outer Drive as water reached nearly 14 feet

The Southfield Freeway at Outer Drive at the Allen Park and Dearborn border remains under water Thursday morning. 

The water is about half way up to the top of the overpass right now. You can see live footage from the FOX 2 drone here.

The Southfield Freeway in that area has been closed since Wednesday morning. 

Throughout Wednesday evening FOX 2 watched as Wayne County crews at their pump station tried to keep up with the flooding. Normally three pumps work to send water back to the Detroit River, but two extra were called in.

We're told crews made progress overnight and pumped about 4 feet of water from the area. Diane Cross with MDOT says this is the last freeway closure still in effect from Wednesday's rain. 

"All energy is put toward this to try and get M-39 reopened," she said. Once it's dry, debris will still need to be cleared before the road can be reopened. We're told when the water's pumped out, it's taken to a treatment plant.

Three inches of rain fell early Wednesday, flooding countless basements and streets and submerging dozens of cars. 

More rain is expected Thursday late afternoon, early evening. A flood watch is in effect for southeast Michigan until 10 a.m. on Friday. A flood watch means potential exists for flooding. 

You can keep an eye on the rain and the radar with your FOX 2 weather app