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Snowfall near Detroit causes ‘at least 20 cars to pile up’ leaving motorists stranded as motorway lanes close

The noise of SNOW caused a pile-up of at least 20 cars, leaving dozens of drivers stranded as highway lanes were closed.

Massive wreckage occurred on I-696 heading east near Detroit, MichiganSunday afternoon after multiple collisions, police said.

Snow dumped at least 20 cars near Detroit on Sunday

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Snow dumped at least 20 cars near Detroit on SundayCredit: MDOT
Weather conditions caused some accidents

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Weather conditions caused some accidentsCredits: The Weather Channel

All westbound lanes at Lake Orchard were closed and one eastbound lane remained open as police responded to the scene.

It’s not clear how many cars were involved in the crash but it could be as many as 35, WJBK reported.

Police said the crashes were caused by a driver speeding too quickly in limited visibility due to snow.

Some of the individuals involved were taken to hospital as a precaution but no serious injuries have been reported to date.

There is also a pile on the westbound I-696 at Hoover in Macomb County and the eastbound I-696 stationed at Van Dyke.

I-96 eastbound lanes are also closed at Grand River, and northbound and southbound Southfield Expressway exits are closed to the EB I-96 Express.

Furthermore, the eastbound I-94 and westbound I-696 ramps are closed in Macomb County.

Livonian resident Jeremy Otto told Hometown life He was driving into a snowy field before the traffic suddenly stopped and he found himself on the highway surrounded by damaged cars.

He added that traffic was halted for miles in each direction.

Police are advising people in the area to drive carefully and keep a further-than-average distance from cars as weather conditions make driving more difficult.

Furthermore, soldiers with the Michigan State Police said people who have been involved in any collision should stay in their vehicles and wear seat belts.

Those who have left their vehicle on the highway and it has disappeared should contact MSP on Monday.

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