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Posted on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 8:21 p.m.

M-14 closed between Maple and Barton due to downed power line

By Kyle Feldscher

Related: 2 inches of snow fall on Ann Arbor area, 1 taken to hospital after crash

A downed power line caused authorities to shutdown M-14 in both directions between Barton Drive and Maple Road at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to dispatchers.

Dispatchers did not have a time when the road would be reopened, saying only that the road would be closed until further notice.

M-14 is the only major road to be closed in the wake of Tuesday’s storm, which dumped two inches of snow on the Ann Arbor area from 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. According to meteorologists, between three and four inches of snow are expected to accumulate in the area before the storm peters out Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were responding to M-14 at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday to shut the freeway down. Crashes were reported on almost every major roadway in the area due to the weather, but very few injuries were reported by Tuesday evening.

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Carrie Rheingans

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 12:44 p.m.

Please update this story/headline on the homepage once the highway is back open!

Fat Bill

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 10:06 a.m.

Open as of.3 am...

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:58 a.m.