BRIGHTON (WWJ)  – Traffic is flowing again along eastbound 96 near Brighton — after a rollover accident backed up traffic for hours.

WWJ’s Stephanie Davis reports that early Friday afternoon a semi-truck pulling two haulers went  flying off the road and into a ditch on I-96 at Pleasant Valley near Brighton – blocking traffic for hours, and spilling fuel in a nearby pond.

The driver suffered minor injuries in the accident but is expected to be okay.

“In the condition and the shape of everything I think he should go play the lotto,” said Robert Hopp a contractor in charge of towing.

Now that fire crews have a boom around the fuel spill they will work through the week to absorb the fuel out of the water.


For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now on the CBSDetroit Traffic Page. (For information on road work this weekend, click here.)


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