Season's biggest snowfall to date causes mess on Mid-Michigan roadways

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (12/13/2017) - As snowfall picked up around Mid-Michigan, travel on area roadways and freeways slowed down -- or came to a halt.

At least two major highways were shut down around 12:45 p.m. as a result of crashes:

-- U.S. 23 was closed south of Grand Blanc Road due to a crash involving several vehicles, including a semi truck. There was no immediate word on injuries or the number of vehicles involved.

-- I-69 eastbound was closed in Shiawassee County west of the M-13 interchange due to a fifth-wheel travel trailer destroyed in the roadway.

-- Farther east, a fully loaded semi truck rolled over on I-69 at the M-13 interchange. Police shut down the freeway while crews worked to clean up that scene.

The driver in that crash was transported to an area hospital, but Michigan State Police officials were not sure how badly he was injured.

At the same time, traffic along I-75 in both directions throughout Mid-Michigan had slowed to a crawl.

The Genesee County 911 Communications Center reported about nine to 12 crashes being investigated around the county for much of the late morning and early afternoon Wednesday.


This fully loaded semi truck rolled over on I-69 at the M-13 overpass, causing a traffic slowdown on Wednesday afternoon.


 
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