WB I-196 in GR reopens after jackknifed semi, fuel spill

Grand Rapids

A jackknifed semi-truck on westbound I-196 in Grand Rapids Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The westbound lanes of I-196 in Grand Rapids have reopened after a semi-truck crashed, causing a fuel spill.

The Michigan Department of Transportation said the crash happened shortly before 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Michigan State Police said a semi-truck heading westbound on I-196 near Valley Avenue lost control on the wet roadway, striking the wall. The semi’s fuel tanks were punctured, spilling fuel onto the highway.

Crews worked for hours to remove the semi and clean up the diesel fuel spill. The highway was reopened shortly before 12 p.m. Wednesday.

There are no reports of injuries.

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