I-696 at Telegraph back open after earlier semi crash

Posted at 6:40 AM, Nov 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 13:25:03-05

Update at 1:24 p.m.

MDOT now said all lanes are back open in both directions after a semi crash along I-696 near Telegraph this morning

Update at 11:05 a.m.

MDOT says westbound I-696 is back open at Telegraph after an earlier semi crash. The highway had been closed for several hours due to the crash and the cleanup.

However, eastbound I-696 only has the shoulder open as cleanup continues.

Original story below

A semi crash along westbound I-696 at Telegraph in Southfield has closed the highway this morning.

Only one lane is open eastbound as well as the semi crashed into the median and sent things into the other lanes of the highway.

There is a miles-long backup along westbound I-696 and Michigan State Police said the crash won't be cleaned up any time soon.

MSP said to use the mile roads as a way to get around, but those will likely have heavier traffic as well.