OTSEGO COUNTY, MI – A semi-truck carrying a load of paper traveled off I-75 and jack-knifed in the median amid winter weather in Ostego County.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post were called to the scene on northbound I-75 near mile marker 269 in Otsego Lake Township at approximately 3:05 a.m. on Friday.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, police said. There were no reported injuries.
One lane of the busy north-south highway was closed between the Crawford County line and mile marker 269 while the semi-truck and its contents were removed.
Swirling snow, slick roads, strong winds and frigid temperatures moved into Michigan during the evening commute on Thursday and continued through the night into Friday.
Fast snowfall rates mean snow will accumulate on roads. Treated roads could get slushy while untreated roads will remain snow-covered.
“Travel conditions will likely be the worst we have seen all winter on Friday,” the NWS noted on Thursday.