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Posted on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 8:10 a.m.

Multiple crashes slow eastbound I-94 west of Ann Arbor

By Staff

At least two collisions on eastbound I-94 west of Ann Arbor slowed traffic on Wednesday morning.

Rescue crews and police were on the scene with at least two confirmed wrecks near Parker Road, according to Washtenaw County dispatchers.

One had confirmed injuries.

Unclear as of 8:10 a.m. was how long it would take to clear the scene. Dispatchers said traffic was slowed but the road hadn't been closed; drivers indicated they're proceeding on the road shoulder.

Vehicles reportedly were backed up to the Chelsea area near the Old U.S. 12 interchange.

This story will be updated when further information becomes available.



Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 6:44 p.m.

So it's almost 2:00 p.m. and we STILL don't have an update on what made me over 1 1/2 hours late to work because I was parked on the highway and couldn't get off? I'm sure there are others who share this opinion as well.


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 3:41 p.m.

Wow in dry weather people are actually blaming the drivers. Which is sooo true. But come snowy/icy roads it all of a sudden becomes the Road Commission/City's fault and not the drivers....People need to take their time and slow the heck down. Concentrate on actually driving. Not the cell phone, food radio and such.


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 3:05 p.m.

What used to be a yearly event is now a daily occurrence on M-14/US-23/I-94. Just call it the multivitamin loop around Ann Arbor.


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 2:48 p.m.

I use to drive that stretch of road every morning back and forth to dexter.. baker road. everytime I drove a safe distance behind a car.. someone would zoom up and get between, making me have to apply my brakes.. people really really need more driving lessons.. and a few care only about where they are going and how to get there as fast as they can. I wonder if drivers know that on the expressway.. when I was in school we had a whole semester of drivers ed. everyday just like a class.. we learn much more then they do now. To bad we can't go back to that.


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 2:51 p.m.

opps.. add braking on the e-way causes a lot trouble,(after that on the e-way).. Obviously sometimes you have to. But some people are brake happy.. go fast brake go fast brake. instead of slowing down.


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 1:56 p.m.

DonBee You hit it spot on! Very few drivers have a clue as to what a safe distance is. They think if they follow within 10 ft of the car in front of them they will somehow save minutes on their commute time. The closer these numskulls follow the slower I drive in some cases. But most of the time I just drive at my normal speed and pull into the right lane when I can. A driver has to spend almost as much time looking in the rear mirror to see if someone is going to run them over as they do looking forward.


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 1:39 p.m.

I was driving Westbound past the major accident. It may all be one accident, or it may be two. About 3/4 of a mile separates the cars from end to end. Several cars were badly damaged. It is getting typical and most of the problem is people driving too fast and too close together. Safe following distances are important - watching your speed relative to other traffic is also important. Tomorrow or friday we may have snow on the roads, if people drive like they did this morning on M-14 and I-94 there will be plenty of accidents. Getting an accident will make you later to where ever you are going, so please pay attention, someone's life may depend on it.


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 3:32 p.m.

DonBee......Ah..snow.How much you want to bet there will be a bunch of SUV's in the ditch.For some reason people think that because they have four wheel drive their vehicle handles better in snow/slippery conditions.Well,it doesn't.In fact, four wheels with power makes it worse.A 4x4 will get you moving in a straight line better but that's about it ( please note that I'm only referring to driving on roads )