I-275 in Farmington Hills reopens after closure due to downed power lines

Officials say freeway will have to close in the future to repair wires

I-275 is closed at M-5 due to fallen power lines. (WDIV)
I-275 is closed at M-5 due to fallen power lines. (WDIV)

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Interstate 275 -- both northbound and southbound -- in Farmington Hills has reopened after it was closed due to power lines that had fallen on the freeway near Grand River Avenue.

MSP said the freeway will have to close again in the future to get the wires repaired.

According to Michigan State Police, both directions were blocked and traffic was at a standstill. MSP troopers and fire crews responded to the scene. Southbound traffic of I-275 was being routed to Grand River Avenue and northbound was being routed to Eight Mile Road.

The reopening of the freeway from Eight Mile Road to I-696 was initially expected to be at midnight.

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