Semi carrying cows causes traffic overnight

Posted at 7:47 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 07:47:00-05

A semi-trailer carrying cows broke down on a major Mid-Michigan highway, shutting down Eastbound I-96 overnight.

The incident happened just east of the Williamston Road Exit. Our crews were on scene around 1 a.m., when traffic was backed up for about a mile.

The truck appeared to slide off the highway with its back half in a ditch.

Both eastbound lanes were closed for about an hour, before reopening around 2 a.m. this morning.

No word on injuries to cattle on board that semi-trailer.