WARREN, Mich. – Westbound lanes on I-696 were closed at Hoover Road Sunday afternoon due to a car crash, officials report.
All westbound lanes were closed on I-696 at Hoover Road in Macomb County as of 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The Michigan Department of Transportation says a car crash occurred in the area. (UPDATE: I-696 at Hoover has reopened)
Eastbound I-696 is also closed at Van Dyke due to a crash, according to MDOT.
No other details have been provided by officials at this time. It is unclear when the freeway will reopen.
A Local 4 photographer at the scene says that members of the military were driving on the freeway when one of the Humvees struck another vehicle that was already hit. The military members are reportedly helping first responders with getting people into EMS vehicles, and directing traffic.
You can see footage from the scene in the video player above. You can find photos from the freeway below.
Crash on WB I-696— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) February 13, 2022
Location: WB I-696 at Hoover
Lanes Blocked: All Lanes
Event Type: crash
Event Message: Freeway Closed@MovingMacomb
Officials are reporting several car crashes across the Metro Detroit area Sunday due to slipper conditions caused by snowfall.
Drivers are urged to remain cautious and to avoid closed freeways.