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Posted: Friday, 07 February 2014 6:40PM

MSP Report To High Number Of Crashes In January Due To Weather

Nearly 900 crashes were handled last month by Michigan State Police in Southwest Michigan. The harsher than normal winter weather caused 66-rollover accidents. 291 vehicles had to be towed, with 42 of them being semis. In one instance 16 semis and several passenger cars were involved in crashes along I-94 near Hartford. Portions of the freeway were shut down for up to six-hours that day. Troops say the evolution of the State Police Regional Policing Model, gives them the ability to handle resources to manage those kinds of events - without impacting services to local communities. The MSP's 5th District is made up of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Calhoun, Branch, Allegan, and Barry Counties.

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