MONROE (WWJ) – Michigan State Police say two people were injured in a crash that shut down a portion of I-75 in Monroe County, late Friday morning.

According to police, a semi truck collided with an SUV on the northbound side of the freeway at Laplaisance Road.

The driver and a passenger in the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said. The trick driver was not injured. .

At the time of the accident Southeast Michigan roads and freeways were slick, after freezing rain changed to snow that continued to fall into the afternoon. However, police said they could not immediately confirm that the weather played a role.

All northbound lanes of I-75 were closed at Laplaisance for a time, but police opened two right lanes, allowing traffic to get by before noon. As of 2:30 p.m., two left lanes remained closed, with police and a wrecker on the scene. Traffic backups were reported back to near Luna Pier.

The freeway has since reopened.

Blowing and drifting snow made visibilities poor, and was causing crashes across metro Detroit Friday afternoon. As conditions improved, a Winter Weather Advisory for Friday was canceled before 5 p.m.

Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. See the live, local radar at this link and get the latest information on accidents and freeway closures here


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