UPDATE: Black ice cited as cause of logging truck accident

UPDATE — Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:40 p.m.

According to the Michigan State Police, black ice is believed to be the cause of a logging truck accident that occurred just after 9:00 a.m. central time this morning on M-95, approximately two miles south of Sagola.

The driver of the logging truck lost control of the semi and went into a ditch. The accident caused the truck to lose its load, spilling it all over the highway.

Multiple vehicles hit the spilled logs. No one was injured in the accident.

Drivers in the area were re-routed for several hours as crews worked to remove the logs from the road. M-95 was re-opened for business this afternoon.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, Star EMS, Sagola Township Fire Department, DEQ and UP Environmental Services assisted troopers at the scene along with several logging companies.

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SAGOLA — M-95 near Sagola is currently shut down in both directions after a logging truck rolled over and spilled logs on the highway this morning.

According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, a logging truck overturned and spilled logs onto M-95. The highway is currently closed from Leeman Road to Wells Grade Road in both directions.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the accident or if anyone is injured. Drivers are being asked to take Wells Grade Road to Sturgeon Road to Leeman Road as a detour.

According to the sheriff’s office, roads in the area are ‘dangerous.’ We will provide more information as it becomes available.