TROY, Mich. - The northbound lanes of I-75 were closed Monday at 14 Mile Road in Troy for urgent road repairs, police said.
The Troy Police Department tweeted at 3:50 p.m. Monday that NB I-75 will be closed "shortly." The highway is expected to be closed for several hours, officials said.
The Michigan Department of Transportation tweeted that northbound I-75 from I-696 to Square Lake Road was back open before 10 p.m.
MDOT expects crews to return Tuesday morning for more patching. The tweet also said that southbound I-75 from Square Lake Road to I-696 is down to one lane for a couple more hours.
NB 75 REOPENED from 696 to Sq Lake. Crews will return in am to block a lane for more patching due to freeze/thaw. SB 75 from Sq Lk to 696 has only 1 lane open for couple more hours. — MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) January 22, 2019
Eight cars have been disabled due to road conditions, police said.
Here is video of officials working on the highway:
Northbound lanes will be closed from I-696 to M-59, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
MDOT said the detour goes from Woodward North to Square Lake East.
Other on I-696
Location: EB I-696 Ramp to I-75 North
Lanes Affected: Freeway Ramp
Event Type: Other
Event Message: I-75 North Detour: Use Woodward North to Square Lake East — MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) January 21, 2019
The process of shutting down lanes began at 14 Mile Road. Drivers won't be able to enter northbound I-75 from 14 Mile, Rochester, Big Beaver or Crooks roads, according to authorities.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
You can see aerial video of the backup below.
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