Big pileup blocks I-94 in southwestern Michigan

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CHICAGO (AP) A section of Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan was blocked after dozens of vehicles crashed amid heavy snowfall.

Michigan State Police said about 50 vehicles were involved in the Friday afternoon pileup in the highway's eastbound lanes just east of Kalamazoo.

Several cars, SUVs and semitrailers slid into each other or into the ditch along the highway. No information on injuries was immediately available.

The National Weather Service says the Kalamazoo area has seen at least 6 inches of fresh snowfall since late Thursday as the region remained under a winter storm warning.