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Lansing Area Freeways Buckling In 4th of July Heat

Portions of 496, 127 and 69 Closed

Updated at 8:06pm 7/4/18 - Posted by Strickland's Love Lansing at 3:53pm 7/4/18

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Just before 3pm on the 4th of July, the holiday's heat caused a section of 496 in downtown Lansing to buckle, Lansing Police said.  Within hours, alerts about closures on two more area freeways were sent, both because of buckling as well.

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The right lane of eastbound 496 was closed between Washington and Grand Ave.  The Cedar - Larch and Pennsylvania exit, #7, was also closed as a result.  Jay Gerow wrote on Facebook "We were the first one to take the hit. Obliterated both passenger side wheels on the Equinox right around 3 o’clock. Sounded like we lit firework off in the backseat to celebrate the 4th. Police and tow company both said it claimed 4 cars right behind us too. [everyone is perfectly fine]."

The right lane of southbound 127 just south of Saginaw closed a short time later due to road buckling, but reopened just before 7pm.  In Eaton County, northbound I-69 closed again in the area of Cochran due to buckling.  It reopened at around 8pm.  Both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-69 in that area were closed at points over the past several days due to buckling.

A Heat Advisory in effect through the day expired at 8pm for all of mid-Michigan.  Temperatures remain in the low 90s, but with high humidity, the afternoon temperature felt more like 100 degrees.

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