MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - East and westbound lanes of I-696 near Dequindre are now open
after two accidents snarled traffic for hours Wednesday night into
Eastbound lanes reopened around 12:45 a.m. Thursday. Westbound
lanes reopened just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
Police say the first accident occurred on the eastbound side of
the freeway. That accident involved two vehicles and sent wreckage
all over the eastbound lanes.
The westbound accident happened about an hour later and involved
a car that rolled down the embankment. Police believe that car was
then struck by three or four other vehicles. Westbound traffic is
being diverted off at Ryan road.
While the extent of the injuries is currently unclear, police
say that several people have been hurt.