Metro Detroit Sees Dozens Of Weather-Related Crashes

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Police say they’re dealing with dozens of weather-related vehicle crashes in southeastern Michigan and beyond as a major storm hitting the Midwest dumps snow on the state.

Fresh snow and icy roads made driving treacherous as salt trucks and snow plows across the state try to clear the roads.

Tipsters calling the WWJ Newsroom said traffic was moving especially slow on I-94 near the Southfield freeway, and on I-75 both north and south of Detroit, where vehicles are having trouble gaining traction on the icy road.

Single car spinouts were reported on almost every freeway in the metro area, blocking single lanes of traffic on I-696, I-96, I-94, I-75, I-275, M-39 and M-10

In Lansing, police say Friday morning they’ve responded to 12 traffic accidents and eight requests for assistance from motorists. Police say all appear to be weather-related.

In West Michigan, a semi crashed in Holland and an ambulance en route to a call became briefly stuck in the snow in Allegan County.

About a dozen minor crashes were reported in Saginaw County, while several other crashes happened in Midland County.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

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