NOVI (WWJ) – Traffic was backed up on three local freeways after a crash Monday morning on westbound I-96 in Novi.

Early information is that a vehicle “traveling at a very excessive speed” went through a guard rail after Novi Rd. Police say it’s unclear at this time how seriously, if at all, anyone was injured in the crash, which happened before 11 a.m.

WWJ Traffic Reporter Tracy McCaskill said traffic on the westbound side was only getting by in the left lane, with backups to the I-96/I-696/I-275 interchange.

Also as a result of the sane crash, traffic along I-696 westbound at Drake Road was extremely slow, and motorists along northbound I-275 were backed up to 8 Mile Rd.

She urged motorists to avoid the area even after the crash scene had been cleared by around 12:30 p.m., using 12 Mile Rd. as a possible alternate.

Shortly after 2 p.m. MDOT said drivers should watch out for a crew on the right shoulder of westbound I-96 after Novi Rd. It will take some time to repair guardrail damaged in the crash.

“They’re next to live traffic working to make it safer for all,” MDOT added on Twitter.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Get more now on our Traffic Page.

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