SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – An open-top garbage truck over turned on I-696 Saturday afternoon, dumping its load and causing police to restrict traffic on the freeway.

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The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. on westbound I-696 near the Telegraph Road split, just before the curve in front of the entrance ramp to the Lodge Freeway.

As a result, westbound I-696 WB is completely closed at M-10 The Lodge Freeway. The ramp from Telegraph to westbound I-696 is also closed.

Several emergency vehicles are on the scene as a crews and a front-end loader scoop up the garbage.

No word on how long the freeway will remain closed as crews try to clean up the mess.

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