Flooding strands cars on Southfield Freeway in Dearborn

Flooding strands cars on Southfield Freeway in Dearborn

Posted: Updated:
Flooding on the Southfield Freeway in Dearborn Flooding on the Southfield Freeway in Dearborn
DEARBORN, Mich. (WJBK) -

Heavy rain on Monday left behind a flood of problems for some drivers. A stretch of the Southfield Freeway was under water for the evening commute. Several cars were stranded in Dearborn.

The cars were stuck around the Village Road overpass just south of Michigan Avenue. The freeway was completely shut down for more than an hour creating headaches for people just trying to get home.

The scene wasn't much better in a Dearborn Heights neighborhood. Crews there worked to help clear drains so the water would have somewhere to go, but a lot of it had already made its way into basements.

"This is the first time since I've lived here in 43 years that we've ever got a drop of water in the basement from the rains," said Stanley Tabian. "Looks like a lot of stuff will have to be thrown away and start all over again. Hopefully it won't happen again for another 43 years."

MDOT said the flooding on the Southfield Freeway was caused by electrical issues at a nearby pumping station and those problems have since been corrected.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Ford at the Beijing Auto Show

    Ford at the Beijing Auto Show

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:24:34 GMT
    Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge but cooling market. Total sales last year reached 17.9 million vehicles, but growth is expected to slow from 15.7 percent to as low as 8 percent, even as newcomers including Lincoln and Tesla enter the market.
    Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge but cooling market. Total sales last year reached 17.9 million vehicles, but growth is expected to slow from 15.7 percent to as low as 8 percent, even as newcomers including Lincoln and Tesla enter the market.
  • GM at the Beijing Auto Show

    GM at the Beijing Auto Show

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:24:01 GMT
    The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million. Speaking at the Beijing auto show, Dan Ammann said the company also expects sales of its Cadillac luxury cars to double to 100,000 next year. General Motors Co. and its Chinese partners are in the midst of what the company has said is a $12 billion investment program through 2017.
    The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million. Speaking at the Beijing auto show, Dan Ammann said the company also expects sales of its Cadillac luxury cars to double to 100,000 next year. General Motors Co. and its Chinese partners are in the midst of what the company has said is a $12 billion investment program through 2017.
  • Clutch Cargo's Returns to Religious Roots

    Clutch Cargo's Returns to Religious Roots

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:11:55 GMT
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices