Traffic Cameras Show Metro Detroit Freeways Eerily Empty [PHOTOS]

The governor's "stay home" order has traffic volumes at an all-time low.

WWJ News
March 25, 2020 - 9:38 pm
I-696 at 7 p.m.

Photo: MDOT

DETROIT (WWJ) -- Traffic in metro Detroit doesn't even come close to comparing to Los Angeles or New York. But the area freeways, especially during morning and afternoon rush hour, have been known to get congested.

That definitely hasn't been the case this week, as metro Detroiters are largely abiding to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's order to stay home. While essentials like healthcare, grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses remain open during the stay-home order, the hustle and bustle of everyday life is gone -- especially on the freeways.

The WWJ 24-Hour Traffic Center has been monitoring the roads during these unprecedented times. Photos from the Michigan Department of Transportation show the freeways eerily quiet.

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