KENT COUNTY, Mich. — US-131 in northern Kent County was the scene of dozens of crashes Friday afternoon.
The chaos started around 3:00 p.m. in white-out conditions. Police said 40-50 vehicles were involved in scattered crashes and slide-offs between 14 Mile Road and 17 Mile Road.
Southbound US-131 reopened just after 6:00 p.m. after being closed for several hours.
Northbound US-131 was closed for a short time at Post Drive on Friday.
According to Kent County Dispatch, a gas tanker was also involved after the truck couldn't make it up an icy hill and was hit by several cars. No one was hurt.
M-37 was also closed in both directions at Baumhoff in Sparta Friday afternoon.