Rollover Jams Up I-96 During Morning Commute

Posted at 8:27 AM, Mar 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-26 10:24:23-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A rollover crash hurt at least one person and caused backups in both directions of I-96 for more than an hour Tuesday morning.

The crash was first reported shortly after 7 a.m. on westbound I-96 between the Coit Avenue overpass and the Monroe Avenue bridges east of US-131. A white SUV rolled, coming to rest on the crossover.

Emergency personnel blocked the left lane of both eastbound and westbound I-96. After about a half hour, both eastbound lanes were reopened, but traffic continued to be slow and backed up to Bristol Avenue west of Alpine Avenue. Drivers taking the ramp from southbound US-131 to eastbound I-96 were also delayed, causing a slowdown on southbound US-131.

The scene was cleared around 8:15 a.m.

There was no early word on the condition of the SUV’s occupant.

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