2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. — Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing.

Michigan State Police are blaming slippery conditions for the Thursday morning crash on I-96 near Fowlerville. The pileup forced the closure of the highway in both directions.

***For more on the snow watches and warnings issued for our area click here***

Several crashes also have been reported on Detroit-area freeways.

Forecasters say cold air that's moved into the region is boosting conditions for lake-effect snow Thursday. Mid-Michigan is expected to get a few inches and southeastern Michigan, including the Detroit area, could get an inch or less depending on the location.