Michigan State Police have re-opened eastbound I-96 near Brighton that was shut down for 11 hours yesterday because of an overturned semi.

The freeway was shut down after the truck overturned and the driver lost his load of car batteries and acid spilled onto the freeway.

Drivers were being forced off the freeway at Grand River. Several people contacted the WWJ Newsroom to say they – or someone they knew – had been stuck on the freeway for as much as five hours.

Police say the driver was hurt, however, his condition is unknown at this time. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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  1. James Reece says:

    What on earth is wrong with the State patrol? My wife has been trapped on eastbound I-96 for five hours! How on earth are people supposed to go that long without being able to go to a restroom? What is going on that there has been practically no movement?!

  2. Lynne Auda says:

    I was stuck in the back-up from 2:30 p.m. just east of M-59 until I finally got to the Brighton exit at 9:00 p.m. 6 1/2 hours. It was horrible. Then, in Brighton at Grand River, the police were letting eastbound Grand River traffic through so they kept stopping the freeway traffic which caused a bigger headache. BAD MOVE.

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