Authorities in Bay County have reopened northbound I-75 at the U.S. 10 interchange after dealing with multiple accidents.
Bay County Central Dispatch says up to 100 vehicles could be involved in a pile-up, as well as individual crashes. It started around 4 p.m. on Friday. The road reopened at 7:45 p.m.
Dispatch said they were not aware of any serious injuries or fatalities, but urged drivers to keep off the roads if possible. Rescue personnel report that they do not have enough wreckers to pull all the vehicles out of the ditch or off the roadway.
Traffic was rerouted at the M-84/Bay Road interchange, which is at mile marker 160. For a short time Friday afternoon the steady snowfall turned into white-out conditions in that part of Mid-Michigan, and coated roads with a thin layer of ice.
Michigan State Police, as well as the Bay County Sheriff were assisting with the road closure. Authorities managed to pull the vehicles off the road, including a school bus that did not contain any children.
The pile-up happened near mile-marker 162, not far from the U.S. 10/I-75 interchange.
Traffic was backed up to the Bridgeport exit at mile marker 144, which meant traffic was backed up more than fifteen miles.
Several TV5 Facebook fans have noted that the roads have a thin layer of ice coating the surface. Other TV5 viewers say many roadway intersections are very slick with ice. Also in Bay County, Beaver Road was shut down in both directions due to a crash.
Meanwhile, Genesee County Central Dispatch says there were 33 accidents on Friday evening, most of them along I-75. No serious injuries were reported among those crashes. Right now all the roads are open in Isabella and Gratiot counties.
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