(WXYZ) — TRAFFIC UPDATE: Eastbound I-696 is back open near Greenfield after an overturned semi and fuel spill closed the highway on Tuesday morning.
Troopers say a preliminary investigation revealed the semi-tractor driver lost control while crossing all lanes, hitting the ride side, retaining against the wall. As a result, the tractor lost its load of rolled steel.
There were no injuries, according to officials.
I696 UPDATE: Traffic caught between the exit and the crash have been escorted off the freeway. Currently eastbound traffic is being ramped off at Southfield Road and being let back on at the Coolidge Exit. pic.twitter.com/NVBOvNUszm— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) August 27, 2019
The highway was closed for several hours.