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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - The snow overnight has left most area roadways snow covered and slippery Saturday morning.

A full complement of plows and salt trucks are out clearing freeways and major roads, according to Craig Bryson of the Road Commission for Oakland County. He said the salt will be more effective once the temperatures hit the 20’s, and he’s got some advice if you’re driving.

“Please use caution. We are out, we’re doing everything we can, but don’t assume the roads are free of snow and ice. Use caution and take your time. It’s better to get there slowly and a little bit late than to rush and get in a crash,” said Bryson.

Down in Monroe County about 3 to 4 inches of snow hit the ground. Howard Penrod, Managing Director of their Road Commission, said they now have about 30 trucks out — that’s a full crew. He said most of their state roads are all clear and they’re working on the primary roads.

“We expect it to go fairly well this morning because the temperature is supposed to rise a little bit and we’ll get some sunshine so that will help immensely and we should be in good shape toward the middle of the day here,” said Penrod.

Because Metro Detroit hasn’t seen much snow this winter, MDOT said they have more than enough salt to go around.

And the snow probably won’t stick around. Saturday is expected to be partly cloudy and we can expect to see plenty of sun on Sunday.

For the latest forecast and traffic reports, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day.

Check for recent incidents now by visiting our Traffic Page and get the complete up-to-date weather forecast, here.

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