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Crashes on U.S. 131 bring commute to standstill

10:02 AM, Jan 20, 2014   |    comments
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  • The backup on northbound U.S. 131 near Franklin Street.
  • One crash on northbound 131 involved at least four vehicles.
  • No injuries were reported in the fender-bender.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-- Two crashes are blamed for slowing many drivers' morning commutes Monday.

The accidents were reported on northbound U.S. 131 near Franklin and Wealthy streets around 7:30 a.m.  The chain reaction crash near Franklin involved at least four vehicles; at least two vehicles were involved in the second crash near Wealthy.  

Police and firefighters shut down both left lanes on U.S. 131, causing traffic to backup as far as 36th Street for more than an hour.   No injuries were reported.

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