White-Out Conditions Hitting Several Michigan Freeways
DETROIT (WWJ) – Be careful out there! That’s the message from WWJ listener Dean Belisle of Shelby Township. Belisle is driving southbound on I-75 and he says people driving north from the Ohio border and the Monroe area may run into blizzard conditions without warning.
“Bright sunlight and a clear sky and in a matter of a second it will change to a white-out with zero viability and there are about three different spaces both north and south bound and the snow is as slippery as ice it is terrible – so the folks listening need to understand that they can be driving in sunlight and the next minute can be driving in blizzard conditions,” said Belisle.
Belisle says he counted about eight accidents … one involving approximately 40-to-50 vehicles.
Look for occasional snow showers… with embedded snow squalls… across Southeast Michigan this afternoon. These heavy snow shower could drop a quick 1 to 2 inches of snow as they track through the area. This activity is convective in nature… and will be hit or miss.
Use extra caution if you must travel into or through these dangerous snow squalls. Rapid changes in visibility and potentially slick roads are likely to lead to accidents. Consider delaying travel until the squall passes your location.
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