MDOT: Overpass could be closed for months after crash

BYRON TOWNSHIP, MICH. (AP) - A highway overpass in western Michigan that was damaged in a crash involving two tractor-trailers is expected to be closed for at least six months, according to Michigan Department of Transportation. 

Michigan State Police say the semi-trucks were carrying an oversized shipping container Friday night when they struck the 100th Street overpass on U.S. 131 in Kent County's Byron Township, south of Grand Rapids. Nobody was hurt.

The highway was shut down for about an hour but the overpass remains closed. MDOT says it could take up to six months to complete needed repairs. Weather, funding and getting a contractor in place are factors.

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