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My Town: Black ice blamed for highway crash involving three semi-trucks
My Town: Black ice blamed for highway crash involving three semi-trucks

PORTAGE, Mich.—Portage police say black ice covering Interstate 94 played a role in a crash involving three semi-trucks.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes over S. Westnedge Avenue shortly before 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8.  Officers say a car lost control on the ice and began to spin out.  A semi-truck driver tried to avoid crashing into the vehicle also lost control on the highway and bounced off the median barrier, colliding with two other semis traveling west.  No one was injured in the crash.

Police say many other crashes were reported in the area because of the icy road conditions caused by the extreme cold.