M-6 ramp at US-131 reopens hours after cement slab spill

Kent County
Cement debris lines ramp

A July 25, 2019 photo sent to ReportIt shows debris on the side of the eastbound M-6 ramp to northbound US-131 after a flatbed lost its load of prefabricated cement. (Al Lenhart/ReportIt)

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Cement slabs that slid off a flatbed truck forced crews to close eastbound M-6 ramp to northbound US-131 in Kent County for more than five hours Thursday.

A July 25, 2019 photo sent to ReportIt shows debris on the side of the eastbound M-6 ramp to northbound US-131 after a flatbed lost its load of prefabricated cement. (Valerie Heim/ReportIt)
A July 25, 2019 photo sent to ReportIt shows debris on the side of the eastbound M-6 ramp to northbound US-131 after a flatbed lost its load of prefabricated cement. (Valerie Heim/ReportIt)

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the flatbed was taking the loop when it lost its load of prefabricated cement slabs around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities shut down the ramp around noon so crews could clean up the mess. A cruiser could be seen blocking the entrance ramp with cones lining the roadway.

MDOT tweeted the ramp had reopened around 5:20 p.m.

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