EB I-696 ramp to Couzens Avenue closed ‘indefinitely’ due to investigation, cleanup of green ooze
Eastbound I-696 closed in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – The eastbound I-696 ramp to Couzens Avenue in Madison Heights has been closed “indefinitely” due to the ongoing investigation and cleanup of green ooze that leaked onto the highway, officials said.
Officials with the Michigan Department of Transportation said the ramp will remain closed indefinitely. The right lane of the northbound I-75 ramp to eastbound I-696 will also be closed indefinitely, according to MDOT.
Traffic on westbound I-696 will not be affected, officials said.
The Environmental Protection Agency is evaluating test results of water and soil samples taken from near Electro-Plating Services. Test results from inside the building revealed high levels of PFOS.
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