17 photos: Torrential rain stranded motorists, turned streets into rivers

A squad truck was stranded on Harding near Mack on Detroit's east side while trying to help a stuck motorist.
A squad truck was stranded on Harding near Mack on Detroit’s east side while trying to help a stuck motorist. By Steve Neavling.

More than three inches of rain fell on Detroit today, causing severe flooding that left dozens of motorists stranded on side streets and freeways.

Motor City Muckraker drove around the city’s east side to capture the rising water.

Many people could reach their homes because of the flooding on side streets.

More torrential rain is expected to fall tonight and Friday morning.

All photos by Steve Neavling.

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Numerous cars were stranded in water on Garland near Mack.

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Busy, flooded intersection of E. Warren and Chene.

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Charlevoix on the east side.

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E. Forest on the east side.

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.