Semi jackknifes on WB I-196 in GR

A jackknifed semi on I-196 near Lane Avenue. (Courtesy ReportIt - June 11, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A jackknifed semi-truck caused a traffic backup on the highway in Grand Rapids Wednesday evening.

A lane of westbound I-196 after Lane Avenue was shut down for a time, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

24 Hour News 8 skycams showed westbound traffic was backed up at least as far as the US-131 interchange.

The circumstances leading up to the accident are unknown.

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