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.