- Associated Press - Friday, September 30, 2016

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Flood watches and warnings are in effect for parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula after heavy rain swamped southeastern Michigan.

The National Weather Service says the Lower Rouge River exceeded flood stage and could rise more Friday if additional rain falls. A flood warning is in effect for the river in the Detroit suburbs of Dearborn and Inkster.

In Ingham County, a flood advisory was issued for Sycamore Creek.

Meanwhile, a flood warning was discontinued for the Clinton River in Sterling Heights and Macomb County’s Clinton Township after the water level retreated. Flood watches are in effect for a broad area.

On Thursday, relentless rain turned roads into deep canals, ruining daily commutes and threatening communities with floods. Forecasters say rain that started Thursday is expected to stretch into the weekend.

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