Traffic: Getting around collapsed bridge on Southfield Freeway


DETROIT – A bridge collapsed on Southfield Freeway Friday morning, closing both lanes and causing a traffic backup in the area. Police say a truck hit the bridge and caused it to collapse.

Local 4 has crews on the scene as authorities try to clean up the area and get traffic moving again on M-39.

Read: Pedestrian bridge collapses on Southfield Freeway

Local 4's Ashlee Baracy shows you the latest traffic updates from the scene and helps you get around the area as the cleanup continues. All lanes of the Southfield Freeway are currently closed between Joy Road and I-96.

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Authorities turned cars around to break up congestion around collapsed bridge. From the sky cam, Local 4 shows you how you can get around the traffic jam:


Right after Southfield Freeway was closed down, the service drives were flooded with cars. Our Sean Mahon says the service drives are too congested to get around the mess quickly.


Finally, Ashlee discusses the areas that are closed after the service drives became too congested. Telegraph, Evergreen and Greenfield Roads are among the potential options.