DETROIT (WWJ) – Commuters are being warned to drive extra careful after several spinouts and crashes have been reported on slippery roads in the Detroit area.
Rainfall overnight combined with rapidly dropping temperatures Tuesday morning, leaving behind multiple slick spots on roads.
The worst of it seems to be in Southfield, where numerous accidents were reported on eastbound I-696 near Telegraph, and on the Lodge Freeway near Telegraph. Hovering about the freeway in the WWJ Chopper 950, traffic reporter Bill Szumanski said at least five cars were involved in spinouts, three which ended up in the ditch.
A traffic tipster heading west on I-696 said the freeway turns to a sheet of ice around Farmington Road. He said motorists were traveling at around 5 miles-per-hour at 9 a.m.
Tipsters on I-275 were also reporting several single car spinout crashes, which in some instances are blocking the far lanes and shoulders.
In Warren, police have closed northbound Dequindre near 12 Mile Road because of a rollover accident. Police say there are no injuries, but roads are very slick. Salt crews have been called to the area.
Police are warning motorists to drive slowly and be alert, especially on areas of untreated roads such as bridges and overpasses.