Eastbound I-96 is shut down to traffic after a semi struck the Pleasant Valley Road overpass, damaging the bridge.

All three lanes of eastbound I-96 are closed, with traffic getting by on the shoulder. The Pleasant Valley Road bridge is also closed to traffic until further notice. Significant traffic backups are being reported and alternate routes are being recommended. Gawker delays are also being reported on westbound I-96.

Brighton Fire Chief Mike O'Brian says inspectors will be surveying damage but anticipates the closures will be in effect for some time. Stay tuned to 93.5FM for updates. Photo courtesy Brighton Area Fire Authority and a link to video of the scene is provided. (JM)