Water on the road causes Muskegon accident

Northbound US-31 near the I-96 interchange was closed for about an hour this afternoon after two accidents. Full Story
kris

Grosse Pointe, MI

#1 Mar 31, 2008
wow that is not bad that is clear
john

United States

#2 Mar 31, 2008
thats alot of water on the highway
Batch 37 Pain is Good

Barnesville, OH

#3 Mar 31, 2008
Yeah, I hit that. My Cooper Weathermasters only belched when they went through it. Great tire.

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

Since: Aug 07

Life's enduring gifts

#4 Mar 31, 2008
I usually go that way to work at just about that time, but for some reason I had the urge to take another route. Good thing I did!
chris

United States

#5 Mar 31, 2008
And how long have most of us lived in this area? That area has flooded for at least the nearly 30 years that I have been driving now... hmmmmm... must be spring. We have forgotten how to drive on wet roads now!
Brandon

Syracuse, NY

#6 Mar 31, 2008
The drivers caused the accident.
The water may have been a factor but the drivers should have the skill to deal with it.

Since: Feb 08

Tri-cities area

#7 Mar 31, 2008
RiverSpirit wrote:
I usually go that way to work at just about that time, but for some reason I had the urge to take another route. Good thing I did!
You were right to do what you did. My nephew was in that accident. He wasn't hurt but they did take a few others to the hospital.
I was wondering when they put those signs up for 'water over the road'? My son was on his way to Mcc going North on 31 about 10am this morning and didn't see the water because of the car in front of him changing lanes and he hydroplaned into the cement barrier. He kept control of the car and wasn't hurt but did about 2 grand worth of damage. Took over an hour for the cops to get there.
Then to have my nephew coming home from college and get into that accident in the SB lanes in the same spot because of water over the road is too ironic.

Since: Feb 08

Tri-cities area

#8 Mar 31, 2008
I just realized that WZZM's photo is looking NB! The SB accident was alot worse.

Since: Nov 07

Muskegon, MI

#9 Mar 31, 2008
Slow DOWN, you won't have the problem.
focus87

Holland, MI

#10 Apr 1, 2008
I drove this route last afternoon - not only was water puddled on the south bound lane, but water was being thrown over from the north bound lane. That was my first clue to slow down, but I still hit the puddle going south around 60mph. My suggestion is to get better drain along that corridor - snow, water and ice always seem to pile up in that particular area of US-31.

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#11 Apr 1, 2008
WATER IS TERRIBLE- WE RECIEVED OVER 1.5 INCHES OF rain and it went fast.

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