TRI-CITY AREA — A portion of M-53 between I-69 and Dryden Road is closed to traffic.
A portion of M-53 near Hollow Corners Road began to cave in around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and had local and state officials scrambling to reroute traffic.
Michigan Dept. of Transportation bridge manager Steve Katenus was among the first at the scene and could not say when the road will reopen for travel.
"The road will be closed until the area can be stabilized," Katenhus said. "There was an immediate need to shut it down for safety reasons. It will be opened again as soon as it is deemed safe to the public."