Police Working Overtime To Deal With Winter Weather Accidents
PONTIAC (WWJ) – Michigan State Police troopers will be working overtime to respond to all of the accidents caused by wintery weather Friday.
Lt. Nate McQueen says there have been dozens of accident all over the Metro Detroit area. Earlier today, I-75 was shut down because of accidents involving semi’s. No serious injuries have been reported.
Police are urging people to slow down on their afternoon commute. Two to three inches of snow fell in the area this morning.
The steady snowfall is over, but freezing drizzle and flurries are still possible throughout the afternoon and night.
Craig Bryson of the Road Commission for Oakland County says his crews have been keeping the situation under control:
“We’re in great shape as far as all of our salt – our facilities are full. We’ve been getting resupplied as needed,”said Bryson. “These little snows have been the hardest to deal with – you know – with a big snow the storm is easy, you just get out there and you plow … with the little snow you never know if it’s going to be enough to warrant having trucks out or not.”
Dozens of accidents and spinouts were reported during the mid morning hours, when the snowfall was at its heaviest.
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