A vehicle that drove off a bridge onto Interstate 375 in downtown Detroit last night, Mar. 2, led to a 20-car pileup that closed part of the highway for hours, according to the Detroit News.
A driver on Gratiot "went over the edge of the bridge" about 8:20 p.m., according to Detroit Deputy Fire Commissioner David Fornell.
Authorities pulled the woman and her child from the vehicle. They were taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Fornell.
That incident caused a chain reaction that created a 20-car pileup on the interstate. First responders noted I-375 was coated "in a sheet of ice," Fornell said. All the cars had to be towed, and salt trucks were called to tend to the ice.
The icy conditions prompted the Michigan Department of Transportation to tweet Thursday: "Snow squalls & cold temps in Metro Det, roads conditions need slower speeds & extreme caution. Focus only on driving while driving."
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