WARREN, MI – A very large traffic accident had westbound I-696 at Van Dyke closed down in Macomb County on Monday morning.
On Tuesday September 12th, 2017, at approximately 9:15AM, all eastbound and westbound lanes of I-696 were closed at Van Dyke Road due to a crash involving a jack-knifed semi.
MDOT updated information that Incident: EB I-696 at M-53 (Van Dyke) now has the right two lanes open.
At 11:45AM MDOT states that all EB lanes on I-696 at M-53 (Van Dyke) have reopened. However, drivers should expect long delays in traffic. Traffic has been backed-up for over 2 1/2 hours and has stretched for several miles.
Michigan State Police and MDOT advise drivers to avoid the area of I-696 and Van Dyke for several more hours while cleanup of this accident continues.
MSP also stated the cause of the large accident was a semi that hit the median barrier. Lanes were blocked in each direction during for clean up. Avoid area as traffic will backed up.
This is an ongoing Traffic Alert as of 11:15AM on Tuesday September 12th, 2017. Please check back updates.