I-94 Reopens After Utility Pole Catches Fire

ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – A section of I-94 has reopened in Roseville and Clinton Township after an earlier fire and downed power lines forced both directions of the freeway to close.

The problem was reported around 4 a.m. Thursday. DTE Energy says the fire started after a car hit a guy-wire near Gratiot Avenue and 13 Mile Road.

Reporting live from the scene, WWJ’s Ron Dewey said sparks were flying from the utility pole “like the Fourth of July.”

As a result, eastbound I-94 was shut down between Gratiot Avenue and Little Mack Avenue; and westbound I-94 was shut down between Harper Avenue and Gratiot Avenue. Multi-mile traffic backups were reported before the freeway reopened just before 8 a.m.

The problem also caused a power outage for roughly 650 homes and businesses near the intersection of 13 Mile and Little Mack Avenue.

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 incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page


One Comment

  1. Todd Hofer says:

    Just missed that mess before they shut it down.

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