Unexpected Snow Storm Hits Metro Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) A fast and furious snowstorm hit southeast Michigan Saturday afternoon leaving many area freeways accident-ridden.

Accuweather’s  John Feerick tells us a storm system has brought some unexpected snow to the region Saturday afternoon into the evening. Actually, the track of the storm is what caused this snow to end up a little further North than was originally expected, Feerick said.

Forecasters had expected the heavier strip of snow to be down across Indiana and into Ohio.

Everything in this system has moved a little further to the north, so that has meant that this steadier heavier snow has snuck into southeastern Michigan.

If you go too far to the north or west, around Flint, there is no snow what-so-ever.  There is a very sharp gradient with this system, from no snow to a lot of snow, says Feerick.

In total, the area was expected to get about 4-6  inches of snow on Saturday.

Road crews ready- read more here.

Detroit Metro Airport  information – click on here.

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