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Semi crash on US-131 slows traffic at I-196

Posted: 6:39 AM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 10:21:33-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Cleanup operations from a jackknifed took about four hours Friday morning, with traffic jammed up from 6 a.m. to 9 :30 a.m.

The semi crashed around 5:30 a.m. Friday in the  southbound lanes of US-131 at I-196 in Grand Rapids.

(Courtesy: Jackknifed semi GRPF Local 366)

The right two lanes were blocked and crews had to clean up a large area of spilled diesel fuel.

An axle with the wheels still attached sat next to the center wall until a wrecker was able to use its crane to move it so that another truck could carry it away.

No word on injuries.