(WXYZ) — UPDATE 9:46PM: The freeway has reopened at westbound I-96 near Kensington Road after multi-vehicle pileup.
Cleared Crash on WB I-96— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) July 17, 2019
Location: WB I-96 at Kensington
At least 20 to 30 vehicles have been involved in crashes on westbound I-96 near Kensington Road, according to a tweet from MDOT and Michigan State Police.
The injuries are minor at this time, police say. MSP Brighton Post is currently on the scene.
Authorities say low visibility, road conditions and speed may be what caused of the accidents.
Low visibility, road conditions and speed appear to be contributing factors at this time. MSP is on scene with the Livingston County SO, Brighton Fire Dept. and EMS.— MSP First District (@MSPFirstDist) July 17, 2019
The area impacted is between Kensington and Pleasant Valley, which will remain closed until further notice.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area. There is currently a multi-mile back up as crews tend to the crashes.
HEADS UP-WB 96 near Kensington has multi-vehicle crashes! Avoid multi-mile back up. Exit WB 96 to Grand River or better yet, use WB M14 to NB 23 and big delays.-— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) July 16, 2019
MDOT suggests drivers exit at westbound I-96 to Grand River, or use westbound M-14 to northbound 23.
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