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Minor injuries reported in crash that closed northbound lanes of US-131

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 16, 2021

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — All lanes of traffic were previously closed on Northbound US-131 at 36th Street near Exit 80 due to a crash, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

A Michigan State Police (MSP) spokesperson confirmed with Fox 17 that all injuries from the crash were minor.

According to police at the scene, a truck hauling the fifth wheel ran into a car slowing on the roadway, causing that car to be pushed into the car in front of them.

All lanes of traffic have since been re-opened.

According to MSP, there has been a prolonged clean-up due to a trailer losing it's axle on the expressway.

The closure is due to a crash, although details about the crash are unknown at this time.

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