Overturned Grocery Truck Closes I-96 At Ramp To I-696

DETROIT (WWJ) – Traffic on eastbound I-96 in Farmington was at a standstill Thursday morning after a Meijer semi truck loaded with groceries overturned, completely blocking the ramp to eastbound I-696.

Reporting live from the scene, WWJ’s Ron Dewey said it looked like the 18-wheeler may have veered off from the other direction and crossed the median before landing in a ditch.

Another semi truck was called in so crews could transfer the salvaged cargo from the overturned truck before removing it from the freeway.

Around 5 a.m., Michigan State Police closed all lanes of the eastbound side of the ramp that takes traffic from I-96 to eastbound I-696 so crews could clear the scene.

The ramp reopened around 9:30 a.m.

State Police say they are now looking for a black Chevy Impala that may have played a role in the crash. Sources at the scene say the Impala may have cut off the semi truck, causing the initial reaction that led the truck to flip over.

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.

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