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Posted on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 7:34 p.m.

6 separate crashes reported Friday night on Ann Arbor freeways

By Cole Bertsos

Emergency crews were responding to six separate crashes in the Ann Arbor area Friday evening, including one on eastbound Interstate 94 at State Street that was partially blocking one lane of the freeway.

Anyone traveling the freeway in that area should expect at least slight delays, said a dispatcher with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

The other crashes included incidents on northbound U.S 23 near M-14, westbound M-14 near Barton Drive, eastbound M-14 east of Barton Drive, eastbound I-94 just east of the split with M-14 and westbound M-14 at Earhart. None of those crashes were blocking the roads, he said.

Michigan State Police troopers were responding to or had arrived at each crash, he said.

The crashes all occurred within an hour of each other, he said, and there were no reports of injury.


Ann English

Sat, Oct 6, 2012 : 6:55 p.m.

WJR (radio station AM 760) reported accidents later in the evening, blaming wet roads for the crashes. Sounds like LIGHT precipitation moving eastward from Ann Arbor to Detroit affected the freeways.


Sat, Oct 6, 2012 : 12:20 p.m.

Lived in various cities large and small throughout the country and Michigan has the worst drivers I've every seen? It goes hand in hand with the roads.

Ann English

Sat, Oct 6, 2012 : 12:37 a.m.

Sounds like at least half the crashes involved exit ramps. When you say "at," I'm thinking we could interpret "at" as meaning "over" or "under" those roads the freeways do go over or under. I-94 does have exits onto State Street, but M-14 does not have any ramps leading to or from Earhart Road. If you mean the east tripledecker for US-23 and M-14, I can see how a crash could occur if a motorist wasn't used to adjusting his or her driving for the construction going on M-14 right there. Or is it finished? I heard from one radio announcer that the lane lines were finished being painted on M-14 from the east tripledecker to Gotfredson Road, so it would be a lot easier for him to visit a relative residing in Plymouth. I never did know just what "construction" was meant for that stretch of M-14 over the summer. I didn't have to go anywhere on M-14 beyond Ford Road.