Truck takes out traffic lights at US 2 and M-95

IRON MOUNTAIN — No one was hurt in a semi-truck accident Wednesday at the U.S. 2/M-95 junction in Breitung Township that pulled down the intersection’s traffic lights, Michigan State Police – Iron Mountain Post troopers said.

Lights were still down as of this morning, but a temporary stop sign has been put up for southbound M-95 traffic. The Michigan Department of Transportation may begin repairs Friday, troopers said.

A trooper saw a 76-year-old Quinnesec man turning his loaded flatbed semi-truck onto U.S. 2 about 5 p.m. when he drove off the highway and struck a utility pole holding the traffic lights.

The junction was closed for about three hours Wednesday evening while emergency responders worked to clear the area of debris. Troopers were assisted by Breitung Township Fire Department, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department and the Dickinson County Road Commission.