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Northbound US-131 in Kent County reopens after multi-vehicle crash

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 15:23:01-05

Northbound US-131 in Kent County has reopened to traffic after a multi-vehicle crash shut the freeway down for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, northbound US-131 closed down around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 142nd Avenue (Exit 68) to 84th due to a crash at 100th Street (Exit 72).

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According to MSP, a semi jackknifed under the 100th Street bridge and cause a chain reaction with 12-14 additional vehicles involved in separate crashes or slide-offs. MSP says the semi was attempting to stop for a crash that had occurred ahead of them.

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The freeway reopened around 3 p.m.