DETROIT (WWJ) – Southeast Michigan is under a winter weather advisory through 10 a.m.

Scattered to numerous heavy snow showers further impacting the morning commute. Widely varying and suddenly reduced visibility for motorists will add to already hazardous travel conditions produced by the overnight snowfall.

WWJ Accuweather Meteorologist Steve Travis says we’ve got a few more hours of snow ahead of us:

“We’ve seen snow overnight that has been plenty enough to cause really slippery roadways — snow covered roadways in most areas and we are going to see this snow continue through about 8 or 9 o’clock this morning,” said Travis.

Snowfall is expected to taper off during the day.

State Police have handled at least eleven crashes so far this morning.

First Lietenant Micheal Shaw telling WWJ this morning that drivers need to allow extra space between their car and the car in front of them–

“I’m sure we’ve all seen the guy who slams on the brakes and jumps on the shoulder after following too close to somebody,” said Shaw. “The more distance you have the more time you have to react.”

Shaw also says to allow extra time. Consensus among drivers calling WWJ is that it’s taking two to three times the usual amount of time to arrive at your destination.

 

 

Here’s a look at the forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:

Monday —Snow showers in the morning — tappering off during the day. High 36F. Low 20F.

Tuesday— Mostly sunny. High 31F. Low 22F.

Wednesday — A few showers expected High 41F. Low 39F.

Thursday — Showers. High 50F. Low 36F.

Friday — Wintry mix. High 37F. Low 20F.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Don’t get caught in the cold: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. See the live, local radar now at this link.

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