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Snow Creates Hazardous Driving Conditions In Metro Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ) - An overnight dusting of snow has led to a sloppy mess on freeways and other roads in metro Detroit.

The region saw an inch or two of snow late Monday and early Tuesday, leaving roads snow-covered and slippery.

Early morning traffic is moving, albeit at a slower-than-normal speed, on local freeways and roads. WWJ traffic tipsters say the median lanes on many freeways, like I-96, I-696 and I-275, remain snow-covered. Several accidents have been reported. Blowing snow is expected to reduce visibility, and officials are urging caution.

Surface streets are also hazardous, as many have not yet been plowed following the fresh snowfall. County road departments say snowplows and salt trucks are catching up as best they can.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for much of the state. More than nine inches of snow has blanketed southern Michigan in recent days.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.

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