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I-696 reopens in Oakland County after crash

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Part of Interstate 696 has reopened in Oakland County after a crash that injured one person.

Both directions of the freeway had closed between Southfield and Greenfield after a semi-trailer struck a median wall at about 6:20 p.m. Monday, the Michigan Department of Transportation reported.

The department posted a picture on Twitter that showed the vehicle flipped on its side.

The stretch was expected to be closed for many hours as crews work, MDOT officials tweeted. But by 11:30 p.m., both sides had been cleared, according to the MDOT website.

One person was injured in the crash, but other details were not immediately available, said Michigan State Police First Lt. Mike Shaw.