I-96 reopens in 2 Kent Co. locations

Traffic backed up on eastbound I-96 west of Morse Lake Avenue in Kent County. (Feb. 17, 2014)
Traffic backed up on eastbound I-96 west of Morse Lake Avenue in Kent County. (Feb. 17, 2014)

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two sections of I-96 that were shut down in Kent County Monday afternoon due to multiple wrecks have reopened, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The first series of wrecks occurred in the eastbound lanes of the highway near Morse Lake Avenue just before the exit to Lowell at Alden Nash Avenue. That stretch of the highway was at least partially shut down for several hours.

Not long after the first closure, the eastbound lanes of I-96 were shut down at M-6 in Cascade Township due to more wrecks, and the closure of the westbound lanes in that same location soon followed.

That section of the highway was shut down for around 90 minutes.

No injuries were reported in any of the wrecks.

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