UPDATE: Minor injuries in I-96 pileup
At least three people were taken to hospitals after being involved in a pile-up involving at least 25 vehicles on westbound I-96, just east of Grand Rapids. Michigan State Police say their injuries are considered minor.
The crashes happened around 1 p.m. in Cascade Township. The pileup had the stretch of I-96 shut down near Whitney Avenue to the Alden Nash Avenue exit to Lowell for about three hours.
Michigan State Police say people driving too fast for the near white-out conditions on snow-packed roads were factors in the pileup.
Authorities are urging drivers to slow down as visibility may be poor on top of roads being snow-covered.