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US-131 Backed Up By Chain-Reaction Crash

Posted at 7:51 AM, Aug 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-27 08:01:57-04

WALKER, Mich. — Drivers in the morning usually don’t encounter traffic jams on northbound US-131, because the main commuter traffic is headed southbound.

Not so Tuesday morning.

A traffic jam that stretched back past Leonard Street delayed drivers due to a three-vehicle chain reaction crash on the ramp from northbound US-131 to westbound I-96.

The left lane was blocked beginning around 7:30 a.m. Minor injuries were involved, said Michigan State Police.

Northbound traffic headed past I-96 on the right was unaffected. The crash was cleared by 8 a.m.