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Posted on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 : 5:39 p.m.

Crashes slow down afternoon commute on Interstate 94

By Kyle Feldscher

Two crashes on westbound Interstate 94 are clogging Ann Arbor area traffic Monday evening, including one rollover crash.

Washtenaw County dispatchers said a one-vehicle rollover crash at westbound I-94 and Scio Church Road was not blocking the roadway. It’s unknown if anyone was injured in the crash.

The right shoulder was blocked off as of 5:12 p.m. Traffic was backed well past the US-23 interchange.

A two-car crash at I-94 and Huron Street also was slowing down proceedings on the roads, according to dispatchers. There were no injuries in that crash.

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Tue, Dec 18, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

Tis the season to not pay attention to the road. Good grief folks, slow down, you will get home, eventually.


Tue, Dec 18, 2012 : 2:33 p.m.

I drove past the one at Scio Church Rd. about 5:35 ..... or should I say ..... crept past. The jeep did not look to be in very good shape. I hope there were no (serious) injuries. It was my first commute at this time of day in this area after starting a new job. At least I am glad to know that there was a reason and it wasn't just "normal rush hour" traffic!


Tue, Dec 18, 2012 : 12:48 a.m.

How come these crashes are reported, but the Taxicab that struck a pedestrian at the intersection of State and South University in front of the Union early Saturday morning hasn't been reported? The Taxi driver was arrested after fleeing the scene on foot, and the pedestrian was seriously injured and taken away by ambulance.


Tue, Dec 18, 2012 : 12:44 a.m.

What is so hard about freeway driving ? Why so many crashes. Part of the problem is those who rarely move over, they just hog up the far left lane and if you want to go faster you need to speed up and pass on the right. Drivers used to just stay in the far left lane for a short amount of time, today you see many drivers just staying in the far left lane for 10 or more miles-no sharing the road with the other drivers.

Ann English

Tue, Dec 18, 2012 : 12:22 a.m.

Neither crash has a pin in the right place on the map provided. Both are to the east of the pin shown. You do mean Ypsilanti's Huron Street, right? Neither Dexter's nor Ann Arbor's Huron Street crosses I-94. I would think that for a crash like you describe at Scio Church Road and I-94, the police will close the on-ramps from Ann Arbor-Saline Road to westbound I-94. It was this time of year when they did just that so that they could get to Shannon Griffin's wrecked car some years ago. So that the other emergency vehicles could reach her. Or perhaps closing ramps to freeway lanes with a crash ahead is only done when there's a fatality, such as Shannon Griffin's. Which means nobody died in either of these two crashes tonight, which is good news.