Snow, Ice, Wind Make For A Messy, Potentially Treacherous Morning Commute
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WWJ) – Following the weekend’s snowfall, a lot of people are growing weary of winter.
WWJ’s Laura Bonnell traveled from Southfield to Warren, stopping to talk with people along the way.
Roads were snow-covered and slippery Monday morning, and freeway speeds were lower than normal. Commute times were doubled and even tripled for thousands of metro Detroiters.
Oliver, a delivery driver who is always out early, told her his morning commute was a much more treacherous one than normal. “They’re horrible,” he said, referring to the roads. “They are horrible. You just have to be very careful.”
Is he one of the many people who say they’re sick of the snow and cold?
Of course, I don’t like it but, you know, we do this,” Oliver said. “It’s one of the worst winters we’ve had in about 20 years now.”
During Laura’s travels, she noticed that I-696 was beginning to get slushy. She said she could see tire lanes in the center of the freeway, but as of 6:30 a.m. Monday, she still couldn’t see all of the lanes.
Her advice following her travels on a large stretch of the freeway: Take your time to get to your destination and be careful out there, especially since more dangerous winds are headed our way Monday and Tuesday