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Eastbound I-196 reopens after crews clean up spilled milk from semi crash

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 14:42:52-04

(WXMI) — Eastbound I-196 in Ottawa County is now open after closing for several hours Friday morning due to a crash.

The Michigan Department of Transportation reported the freeway was closed at Adams St. (Exit 52) just after 11:30 a.m.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says the freeway closed after a semi-truck carrying milk drifted off the road and overturned near the Adams St. exit.

The sheriff's office milk did spill from the truck, and Ottawa County Hazmat helped with the cleanup.

The trucking company brought in another tanker and pumped the remaining milk into it before crews could tip the semi back over.

MDOT says the freeway is now open for traffic again.