WB I-96 reopens near Kensington Rd. after 30-car pileup

The Detroit News
A multi-car pileup on westbound Interstate 96 at Kensington has closed the freeway.

A Westbound Interstate 96 has reopened near Kensington Road after being closed for nearly two hours in a pileup involving more than 30 vehicles, police said.

Michigan State Police said an initial crash was reported on the freeway at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and involved about 30 vehicles. A secondary crash was reported after traffic had stopped for the first crash.

"As traffic was backing up from the initial crash, another six crashes occurred with 2-3 vehicles in each," the agency tweeted.

Six people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, state police said.

"Low visibility, road conditions and speed appear to be contributing factors at this time," state police said.

The crash closed westbound I-96 between Kensington and Pleasant Valley until about 10 p.m. , state police said.

The Michigan Department of Transportation advised drivers to exit at Grand River or take westbound M-14 to northbound U.S. 23 to avoid delays.