US-131 in Kent Co. re-opens after multiple crashes

A jack-knifed semi-truck on M-6 in Kentwood on Jan. 9, 2015. (Photo courtesy: Liz Stine)

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Several highways in Kent County have re-opened after several crashes on Friday.

Around 11:20 a.m., MDOT said the southbound lanes of US-131 in Wyoming had shut down at 36th Street as well, but it reopened just after noon.

Southbound US-131 at 44th Street in Wyoming was shut down for about an hour, but has since reopened. A Michigan State Police cruiser and a wrecker that were at the scene of the original crash were hit by other vehicles, but no injuries were reported.

The northbound lanes of US-131 have also reopened at Hall Street in Grand Rapids.

Just before noon, the westbound lanes of M-6 also reopened after a lengthy closure.

The number of vehicles involved in the crashes is unknown.

There are also several crashes in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas.

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