Snow Causes Icy, Dicey Conditions On Roadways
SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – A wintry mix on the roads, Monday morning, caused some trouble for drivers. One of those drivers is early morning commuter George Gleason, who was just getting started on his way to work.
He told WWJ’s Laura Bonnell that he likes the snow, but driving in it is a completely different story.
“It’s real dicey out,” Gleason said.
Similar story for motorist James Wilson, whom Laura caught up with in the area of Nine Mile Road and Telegraph.
“It’s been a little easier with my truck, but everybody has to be careful out here because, you know, it’s a little slippery,” Wilson said. “You have to be careful.”
On I-696, meanwhile, people were traveling at posted speeds in some areas, but slowing down at the exit ramps.
Snow on the roads was hit or miss in some areas, but side streets tended to be more difficult to maneuver then the freeways.
Road crews have been out since the early morning hours putting salt down. The Wayne County Department of Public Services Roads Division issued a full call in of staff at 2:00 a.m. to address road conditions related to freezing rain and light snow.
Wayne County officials are advising drivers to slow down and use extra caution on bridges, ramps, and overpasses. Also, they suggested motorists allow for some extra time to get to their destination.
Road hazards can be reported by calling 1-888-ROAD CREW (1-888-762-3273). To view the latest road conditions in Wayne County, visit this link.
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Flying out of town or know someone who is? While the snow won’t affect flights at Metro Airport, the snowstorm that hit much of the midwest and east coast has led to hundreds of flight cancellations at airports across the country. Check the status of flights HERE