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Update: Semi Overturns on M-14 Spilling Unknown Liquid

HAZMAT is on scene, driver transported to University of Michigan hospital.

Updated on Friday at 6 p.m.

Sgt. Mark Thompson of the Michigan State police is reporting that southbound U.S. 23 to westbound M-14 is now open. Westbound M-14 is still closed with traffic being routed to northbound U.S. 23.

HAZMAT is still on the scene, according to the report, with westbound M-14 expected to be closed for another 2 more hours.

Updated on Friday at 1 p.m.

Sgt. Mark Thompson of the Michigan State police is reporting that an employee of a tow truck company has been transported to the University of Michigan hospital after being physically exposed to the acid product that is leaking from an overturned semi on M-14.

The subject, according to the report, was splashed by the acid product after dropping a piece of equipment in a standing pool.

Updated on Friday, 11:30 a.m.

Michigan State police are now reporting that southbound U.S. 23 is now open to eastbound M-14. All traffic is being funneled to eastbound M-14 where drivers can head east to I-275 or south on US-23 to I-94.

Friday, 10:30 a.m.

A semi hauling an unknown liquid acid was involved in a roll over accident at approximately 7:25 this morning, according to Sgt. Mark Thompson of the Michigan State Police, Brighton Post.

The accident occured on the westbound side of M-14, just before U.S. 23 near Ann Arbor and according to Thompson, HAZMAT is on the scene.

Authorities say the road closure is estimated at five or more hours.

According to the report, the driver, who sustained injuries including fractures to the shoulder and ankle, was transported to the University of Michigan hospital.

Bill July 07, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I did not think truckers can haul UNKNOWN liquids???? Was it mth? Did he get jailed?
tammyte July 07, 2012 at 02:49 PM
He sure screwed up my morning commute. Took 2 1/2 hrs to go from six mile to n. Territorial on US23. Slow down out there drivers. People treat it like a race track.

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