Michigan Department of Transportation first tweeted about a closure on southbound U.S. 31 at Apple Avenue at around noon on Sunday. There was a crash in the area that blocked the roadway.
Since that initial tweet, reports of multiple accidents on southbound U.S. 31 forced authorities to close a long stretch of the highway to more traffic.
According to a Muskegon County Sheriff's dispatcher, southbound U.S. 31 from Colby Street to Holton Road was closed due to several accidents. Traffic was slowed down and diverted away from the area.
The highway reopened at Holton Road not long after it was closed and authorities worked to open more of the freeway. Just before 2 p.m., U.S. 31 at Colby Street was reopened by Whitehall Police.