3-Vehicle crash causes morning traffic jam

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jul 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-14 08:38:39-04

MDOT image at US-131 at Leonard St

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A crash involving three vehicles caused traffic to back up on US-131 from I-196 back to 10 Mile in Rockford.

The crash couldn’t have been in a worse location: the left lane entering the construction lane closure north of the S-Curve.

The crash took place just after 7:30 a.m., and the miles-long backup didn’t take long to develop, given it occurred at the height of the morning commute.

Drivers on eastbound I-96 also found themselves in a jam around Alpine Avenue, since the right two lanes feed directly into southbound US-131.

There was no indication there were any injuries.