Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Novi MI: Fuel Spill Closes I-275 to I-96 Ramp

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by Rebecca Jaskot

A 600-gallon fuel spill has closed a ramp from I-275 to I-96 in Farmington Hills this morning, according to the Detroit Free Press.

According to the article, four semi trucks crashed on the icy roads around 5 a.m. this morning, two of which were tankers carrying fuel. Officials then closed the ramp from northbound I-275 to westbound I-96.

“We have environmental hazmat companies on the scene now cleaning up,” Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Rob Morosi told the Freep at about 8 a.m. “But 600 gallons is a lot of fuel, so we’re looking at several hours for that ramp to be closed.”

Traffic is currently backed up in the area. For a look at a live traffic map, visit Patch's Commute Page.

Check back with Patch for an update of when the ramp opens.

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Thieves Take iPhone, Navigation System, Wheels from Vehicles in Novi

The following information was provided by Novi Police Department.

Novi Police responded to five reports of thefts from vehicles over the past 10 days:
  • Police were called shortly after 7 a.m. on March 5 about the theft of a $1,200 vehicle navigation system from a company-owned vehicle parked on 11 Mile Road. According to the report, the rear passenger window was broken and the center dashboard was pried open.
  • Two vehicles at the Sheraton Hotel on Haggerty had in-dash electronics stolen from them sometime between March 4 and March 5. According to the report, a factory-installed stereo/compact disc player as stolen from a vehicle owned by a Farmington Hills business. The rear passenger door was broken to gain entry. The in-dash navigation system was stolen from the second vehicle, a rented mini-van. The driver was unsure whether he had locked the vehicle.
  • The owner of a vehicle parked at the Novi Sports Arena on March 6 reported the theft of an iPhone and case, gift cards, cash and earphones soemtime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. that evening. According to the report, there was no sign of forced entry, and the owner noted the vehicle's rear passenger door doesn't always lock.
  • Four tires were taken from two vehicles parked in a business lot on Magellan Drive sometime between 7 p.m. on March 1 and 7 a.m. on March 4. According to the report, the vans were left perched on cinderblocks, with each missing the rear two tires. Both were parked next to large box trucks in a back parking lot, and hidden from view.
For more information about any of these reports, contact Joni Hubred-Golden,

Related Topics:Crime Report, Novi Police Department, and Vandalism

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