DETROIT (WWJ) – Two separate accidents involving three semi-trucks, including a Fed Ex truck full of packages, have shut down a section of I-75 in southwest Detroit.

The first accident happened early Tuesday morning on southbound I-75 near Schaefer, when a Fed Ex semi-truck suffered some type of vehicle malfunction and flipped over. Cleanup took longer than usual, keeping the southbound lanes closed to traffic, as crews took packages from the flipped Fed Ex truck and reloaded them into another truck. No injuries were reported.

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Just as that accident was clearing up, two semi-trucks were involved in a crash just a mile away on northbound I-75 at Dearborn Road. Circumstances surrounding the crash weren’t immediately clear and it’s not known if anyone was injured.

(Credit: MDOT Traffic Cam)

(Credit: MDOT Traffic Cam)

Northbound I-75 remains closed at Schaefer until further notice. Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

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Several other metro Detroit freeways are closed due to flooding. Click here to read more.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.


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