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      Police send divers to check flooded freeways in Detroit area

      <p>Michigan State Police say they've sent divers to check flooded freeways in the Detroit area to make sure no one is trapped in vehicles.</p>

      Michigan State Police say they've sent divers to check flooded freeways in the Detroit area to make sure no one is trapped in vehicles.

      Lt. Michael Shaw tells WWJ-AM on Tuesday morning that a dive team checked Interstate 94 at Michigan Avenue and planned to check the interchange for interstates 696 and 275. He says there aren't reports of people missing after severe flooding hit Monday, but police want to be sure.

      Shaw says state police also will help check for damage to freeway infrastructure. They've been helping stranded motorists all night.

      On Monday night, Shaw advised drivers to "avoid non-essential use of the metro Detroit freeway system" after all area expressways were flooded at different points. Motorists are being asked to avoid flooded areas Tuesday during the morning commute.