Multiple crashes cause closure of SB I-275

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I-275 and Six Mile / Source: MDOT

WEB UPDATE (8 p.m.): Southbound I-275 has reopened at Six Mile Road.

Motorists need to avoid the area of I-275 after crashes caused by icy conditions possible tonight.

Traffic accidents have caused a closure of the southbound side of I-275 in Livonia Wednesday evening.

Heavy traffic is congested between M-14 and Eight Mile on I-275. There are several accidents in this area of the freeway cause traffic backups and detours for the next hour.

All drivers are being forced off at Six Mile until salt trucks can address the area. Only minor injuries from the accidents have been reported according to Livonia police.

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