DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Heavy, wet snow is being blamed for creating hazardous driving conditions and knocking out power to thousands of customers in Metro Detroit.
An average of six inches of snow fell across the area Thursday, leaving behind icy conditions. Numerous crashes were reported on Detroit-area roadways Friday morning, including on I-94 and I-75 which were both closed temporarily due to accidents.
DTE Energy says 62,000 customers remain without power as of Friday morning because of heavy, wet snow. Outages, down from a high of 74,000, are concentrated in Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Some cities declared snow emergencies to prohibit parking on streets. Schools are also closed for the day Friday in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, as well as many other districts due to the weather.
Forecasters say we won’t see anymore snow, with highs around 40 and sunny skies expected through Sunday.
Here’s a look at the forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:
Friday — Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 41F. Low 25F.
Saturday — Sunny. High 42F. Low 24F.
Sunday — Mostly sunny. High 40F. Low 26F.
Monday — Cloudy. High 37F. Low 34F.
Tuesday — Morning showers. High 48F. Low 33F.