Freeway closure list: Whiteout conditions cause multiple crashes, pileups on Metro Detroit freeways

Snow squalls led to multiple freeway pileups across Metro Detroit.

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All lanes are now open at WB I-696 at Orchard Lake.

Earlier, police responded to a large pileup on I-696 in Oakland County

All westbound lanes of I-696 at Orchard Lake were closed in Oakland County, and one lane was open on eastbound I-696 to Orchard Lake due to the crash that was reported just after 12:45 p.m. Police won't confirm how many vehicles were involved, but as many as 35 vehicles may have crashed.

EB I-696 in Oakland County (Photo: Matthew Hutchison)

Police were also on the scene of a pileup on westbound I-696 at Hoover in Macomb County

Eastbound and westbound I-696 were also closed at Van Dyke, but are now open.

The east and westbound I-94 ramps to westbound I-696 were closed in Macomb County, but are now open.

The eastbound I-96 express lanes were also closed at Grand River. The north and southbound Southfield Freeway exits were closed to EB I-96 Express. All are now open.

One serious injury was reported at EB I-96 near Grand River.

RELATED: Pedestrian hit while checking car after multi-car accident on I-96

I-696 and Hoover (Photo: MDOT)

Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution, as the snow is causing limited visibility. According to Michigan State Police, all the crashes were caused by a driver going too fast.

The conditions are expected to last into the evening.

MSP troopers say that if you have been involved in one of the crashes, stay in your vehicle with your seatbelt on in case another driver tries to go around the closed road.

If you left your vehicle on the freeway and it is gone, you can call MSP beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. For vehicles left in Macomb or Oakland counties, call 248-584-5740. For vehicles left in Wayne County, call 734-287-5000.