WB I-94 in Van Buren Co. reopens after 29-vehicle pileup

A 29-vehicle pileup in Van Buren County’s Hartford Township on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Courtesy Michigan State Police)

HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police say a 29-vehicle pileup forced them to shut down a section of westbound I-94 in Van Buren County Friday.

A 29-vehicle pileup in Van Buren County’s Hartford Township on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Courtesy Michigan State Police)

Troopers say the crash happened during heavy lake-effect snow around 9:20 a.m. Friday at mile marker 45 just south of Hartford. MSP say the pileup involved 17 semi-trucks and 12 other vehicles.

A 29-vehicle pileup in Van Buren County’s Hartford Township on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Courtesy Michigan State Police)

It’s unclear how many people are injured, but MSP says at least one person was pinned inside his vehicle for a short time. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office helped at the scene.

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Westbound I-94 closed for several hours Friday, but has since reopened.

MSP are also cautioning drivers to slow down and give other vehicles more space when conditions are snowy.