Tuesday, August 12, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – After surveying the flooded areas, Gov. Rick Snyder today issued the following statement related to the flooding damage in Southeast Michigan:
“The amount of rain Southeastern Michigan was hit with on Monday has caused severe issues on our roads. The state of Michigan promptly activated the State Emergency Operations Center and I want to thank Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Transportation, local officials and countless first responders who are hard at work to help alleviate these serious problems in the region.
“We understand that area residents are eager to return to normal life, but the cleanup from this incident will take some time and I ask for everyone’s patience. To ensure public safety, our roads, bridges, sewers and other infrastructure must be inspected to make sure they are safe for travel before officially reopening. If you must navigate the roads, I urge citizens to take precautions, check for flooded areas first, and adhere to barricades or posted warnings.”
Drivers can monitor roads by going to www.michigan.gov/drive or following @mdot_metrodet on Twitter to view closures and backups. More information from the State Emergency Operations Center is available here.