(WXYZ) — Multiple freeway accidents were reported across metro Detroit Sunday afternoon as snow fell hard in some areas.
The major highway hit was I-696 in Oakland and Macomb counties, with accidents reported in Novi, Farmington Hills and Warren.
Drivers were sharing videos of the accident, showing multiple vehicles stopped:
In midst of multi-car pileup on I-696 east of Novi west of Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills area. Highway closed. Cars in front, to the side and behind me hit. But I’m in a bubble and so far safe. Avoid area. #whiteout #snow @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/psE6lHwnHm— Matthew Hutchison (@mhutchison) February 13, 2022
Location: WB I-696 at Orchard Lake Rd— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) February 13, 2022
Lanes Blocked: All Lanes
Event Type: crash
This is a photograph of the accident in Macomb County near Hoover:
Reminder, if you are involved in one of these crashes or the back up please stay in your car with the seatbelt fastened. That is the safest place to be as responders clear these crashes. If another driver goes around the road closures being in your car is the safest! pic.twitter.com/sepHFmKZSe— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) February 13, 2022
Michigan State Police are advising drivers to slow down and say if you are involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the freeway, you should stay in your vehicle with your seatbelt fastened.
EB I-696 after I-275— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) February 13, 2022
FREEWAY CLOSED due to multiple vehicle traffic crash. Please slow down out there! More information as we get it. pic.twitter.com/9qCODZnUgC
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