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I-96 reopens in Michigan after pileup of up to 100 vehicles

PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — An interstate freeway has reopened in central Michigan following an enormous pileup involving as much as 100 automobiles in whiteout situations.

I-96 in Ionia County reopened about 10 p.m. Saturday, about 5 hours after authorities reported the pileup within the eastbound lanes close to Portland, a metropolis greater than 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Detroit and roughly midway between Lansing and Grand Rapids.

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Michigan State Police officers stated they closed each eastbound and westbound lanes simply after 5 p.m. on Saturday following the pileup.

The MSP First District in Lansing stated some folks had been injured however had no particulars. The MSP Sixth District in Grand Rapids later tweeted: “Fortunately it seems that there aren’t any critical accidents.”

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Officers posted photographs of vehicles backed up alongside the frigid roads after the crash.

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