I-94 Weekend Closure Canceled Due To Weather

WWJ News
January 09, 2020 - 1:44 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - The total closure of I-94 in Detroit, that was scheduled for this weekend, has been canceled. 

This is due to the weather, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. 

Both the east and westbound lanes of the freeway had been set to close Friday evening, between Michigan Ave. in Dearborn and I-96. 

MDOT did not immediately announce a new date for the closure, which is necessary to allow work at multiple locations, including a railroad bridge near Livernois Road, concrete form removal near Warren Ave., and steel repairs on the 24th Street bridge.

As for the weather, there is expected to be a lot of rain on the way to the Detroit area this weekend. 

Forecasters say flooding is possible in metro Detroit, as is a wintry mix once temperatures drop Saturday night. 

With temperatures up in the 50s on Friday, WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean Devore says this will all begin with rain and maybe a thunderstorm Friday evening.

"Those start falling back, those temperatures, through the 40s tomorrow night into the 30s Saturday," Devore said. "Rain mixing with some snow could end in some snow showers and icy spots in metro Detroit Saturday night."

"But north and west of the city," he said, "there could be some significant accumulations of snow and ice."

Drivers should note that the National Weather Service is calling for icy and treacherous road conditions, along with possible power outages, in areas north and west of Detroit. 

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