MONROE (WWJ) – At least one person was trapped in a car following a multi-vehicle crash along northbound I-75 near Monroe.

It happened late Friday afternoon near the N. Dixie Hwy. overpass, bringing traffic to a halt. After being closed for several hours, the freeway reopened just after 6:30 p.m.

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Reporting from over the scene in Chopper 950, WWJ’s Lance Howard said there were two dozen or more vehicles involved, including at least seven semi trucks.

“The freeway is expected to be closed for quite some time,” Howard said. “When we were there, it was backed up from near La Plaisance, getting closer to South Otter Creek. The good news is, you’re forced to exit at Dixie Highway, you can go topside and go right back down on the freeway.”

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The Monroe News reported a man trapped and his car was pinned between two semi-trucks. It was not clear how severely he was injured, and WWJ could not immediately confirm any details with police.

Meantime, snow squalls were causing poor visibility and spin-outs across metro Detroit and the state. Police ask that motorists keep speeds down and drive with care in wintry conditions.

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