Authorities issue warning after people in shorts and bikinis swim sewage-flooded freeways

Photo credit Michigan State Police
By , Audacy

Michigan authorities are advising that residents do not attempt to swim or enter the high water on I-94 or any other floodwaters in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area.

Water began to rise after heavy rains continued, throughout Friday night and into Saturday morning. Hundreds of cars have been left on the interstate submerged in water.

Officials took to Twitter on Sunday morning giving a message they did not think they would have to, “Do not go into the water.”

The water currently has all kinds of things floating in it that could cause health concerns for anyone who chooses to go for a dip. Anything from the sharp metal, submerged cars, gasoline, or oil could be floating in it and could pose serious health risks to swimmers.

Authorities also believe that there is a good chance of sewage being in the water. If residents choose to go in they will be floating with what they flushed.

Barstool even caught one passerby peeing into the same water that people were seen swimming.

As for now, it is advised the residents do not attempt to drive or enter the waters in any way, but instead wait for the water to go down.

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