UPDATE: One dead in US-41 accident in Houghton County

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As of 9:08 p.m., northbound and southbound US-41 is reduced to one lane south of Chassell at the Sturgeon River Bridge in Houghton County due to a traffic crash.

One lane of traffic in alternating directions will be maintained with a temporary signal. The lane closure and signal are expected to be in place until cleanup is completed.

A mid-morning accident in Houghton County’s Chassell Township killed one person Saturday.

The accident involving three vehicles and a tanker truck hauling fuel happened  along US-41 at the Sturgeon River Bridge.

Department of Environmental Quality and US Coast Guard Station Portage were dispatched to the incident to evaluate the impact of a fuel spill.

The names of those involved in the incident have not been released.

To stay up to date on road conditions, accidents and construction, visit https://mdotnetpublic.state.mi.us/drive/mobile/

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Location: NB US-41 At the Sturgeon River Bridge
Lanes Affected: Right Lane
Event Type: Crash
Event Message: NB & SB US-41 South of Chassell at the Sturgeon River Bridge is open to alternating traffic.
Reported: 10:28 AM

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Northbound and southbound US-41 is closed south of Chassell at the Sturgeon River Bridge in Houghton County due to a traffic crash.

         

Southbound traffic is being detoured on the Pelkie-Tapiola Road to M-38. Northbound traffic is being detoured along M-38 to the Pelkie-Tapiola Road or M-26.

Truck traffic is advised to use M-38 and M-26. 

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