I-96 reopens in Michigan immediately after 150-car or truck pileup 16 hurt

PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — An interstate freeway stretch in central Michigan has reopened subsequent a massive pileup involving 150 autos in whiteout conditions that still left 16 individuals hospitalized.

Interstate 96 in Ionia County reopened about 10 p.m. Saturday, about 5 hours after authorities noted the pileup in the eastbound lanes near Portland, a metropolis a lot more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Detroit and roughly midway between Lansing and Grand Rapids.

Michigan State Law enforcement officials explained they closed the two eastbound and westbound lanes just soon after 5 p.m. on Saturday following the pileup.

“Thankfully it seems that there are no major accidents,” the MSP Sixth District in Grand Rapids tweeted. It tweeted Sunday afternoon that 16 people were being taken to a hospital.

A complete of 150 cars were being associated although 84 had been ruined and 66 have been not destroyed after slideoffs, the later tweet reported.

Officers posted photographs of visitors backed up alongside the frigid roads following the crash.

The Fort Information