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Posted on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 8:03 a.m.

Three crashes slow morning commute on Ann Arbor-area freeways

By Cindy Heflin

Michigan State Police were dealing with at least three crashes on freeways in the Ann Arbor area Wednesday morning.

Crashes were reported on westbound M-14 at Ford Road, southbound U.S. 23 near Barker Road and northbound U.S. 23 at Willis Road.

The two-vehicle crash at M-14 and Ford Road was at least partially blocking the freeway at one point. A Google traffic map showed a significant backup in the westbound lands shortly before 8 a.m.

The crash on southbound U.S. 23 near Barker Road in the Whitmore Lake area also appeared to be causing a backup on the freeway.

The crash south of Ann Arbor on northbound U.S. 23 near Willis Road involved a semi and a car, a dispatcher with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office said, but it was not blocking the freeway.

No injuries had been reported in the crashes. Further information was not immediately available.

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Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 12:58 p.m.

Sure glad that I don't have to out there for the morning commute! What happened to leaving some room between you and the car in front of you. "I'm not tailgating, I am drafting." Hopefully no serious injuries and for the checkered flag we have ..........


Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

Most (and I want to stress most) people drive ludicrously close to the car in front of them in nearly every situation. If people were given a clear demonstration of their automobile's stopping power at 70 mph, they'd think twice about even leaving a scant 3 car spaces ahead of them. Of course, I have to hug the car in front of me because I CERTAINLY can't deal withe lifetime shame and anguish of having a car pull in front of me. I'd just as soon offer up my first-born child than allow another car to get in front or around me.