Updated at 4:30 p.m.: Eastbound I-94 closed at Baker Road after semi rollover accident
The eastbound lanes of I-94 in Scio Township are expected to be closed for several hours after a semi tractor-trailer rig rolled over Thursday afternoon, spilling 41,000 pounds of cargo on the freeway, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said.
All three eastbound lanes were closed at the Baker Road exit as of 3 p.m. with all vehicles being directed off the freeway, a dispatcher with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said.
The westbound lanes were not affected by the accident, but gawkers are slowing traffic. Drivers are advised to avoid the area. The truck dumped about 41,000 pounds of its cargo on to the freeway, said Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams. She wasn’t sure what the the materials were, but first reponders were able to gauge the weight of the cargo by a material sheet in the truck, Williams said.
The truck driver was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in stable condition, Williams said.
The truck was on the eastbound I-94 entrance ramp just west of Baker Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it toppled over, a dispatcher said.
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