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150 Vehicles Piled Up On Michigan Interstate After Whiteout Conditions

 Monday, March 20, 2023

 USA Today

Michigan State Police said 150 vehicles were involved in a highway pileup Saturday, leading to 16 people being transported to area hospitals, none with serious injuries.

The pileup occurred on Interstate 96 near Portland, Michigan. A series of crashes in the eastbound lanes at about 5 p.m. resulted in the freeway being closed in both directions for about five hours Saturday evening. The freeway reopened at about 10 p.m.

In a Twitter post on Sunday, the Michigan State Police Sixth District headquarters in Grand Rapids said that 84 vehicles were damaged and 66 others slid off the road but were undamaged.

There were whiteout conditions prior to the pileup but the sun was out and skies had cleared by the time Michigan State Police released an image showing the wreckage.