EB I-696 closed in Farmington Hills due to car crash

Police say several vehicles involved in crash on freeway just after I-275


FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The eastbound lanes on I-696 are closed after I-275 Sunday afternoon due to a traffic crash, police say.

According to Michigan State Police, several vehicles have been involved in a crash on I-696 in Farmington Hills on Sunday. The freeway closure began around 12:29 p.m.

As of 1:36 p.m., eastbound I-696 is officially closed at Orchard Lake. Traffic is being direction to get off at the ramp at M-5, police said.

It is currently unclear when the eastbound lanes will reopen. Police have not yet provided many details.

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