Motorists were urged to avoid the area.
Police say the evacuation was “precautionary,” but could not disclose the reason behind it.
Authorities say the semi-truck rolled into a ditch after the driver somehow lost control.
The accident happened Tuesday evening in the freeway’s southbound lanes.
According Michigan State Police, the accident happened around 9:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes near Dunbar Road.
People calling WWJ Monday morning had a list of pothole problem areas including: the Lodge Freeway service drive near Eight Mile, I-96 eastbound near Livernois, Hannan Road over I-275.
According to police, the semi-truck’s trailer detached and broke open, spilling hundreds of thin aluminum sheets onto the roadway.
Police have shut down a popular section of I-75 Downriver due to an accident involving an overturned semi-truck.
Police say icy roads played a factor in a crash along I-75 that claimed the life of a Novi woman.
A water main break is causing problems on a popular section of I-75 in Detroit.