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Interstate-96 reopens after pileup near Portland

LANSING − Interstate 96 near Portland reopened about 10 p.m., some five hours after authorities said some 50 to 100 vehicles were involved in a pileup in the eastbound lanes.

Michigan State Police officials said they closed both eastbound and westbound I-96 near Grand River Avenue in Portland just after 5 p.m. on Saturday following the crash. There were whiteout conditions prior to the pileup but the sun was out and skies had cleared by the time they released an image showing the wreckage.

Injuries have been reported, a Twitter post from shortly after the series of crashes by the MSP First District from Lansing said, but the severity of the injuries were unknown. Later in the evening the MSP Sixth District out of Grand Rapids said there were no serious injuries.

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