Metro Detroiters are making the best of the region’s first big snowstorm of the season, which peaked during the evening rush hour, causing widespread traffic accidents while interrupting hundreds of flights at the state’s largest airport.
Winter Weather Advisory posted until Thursday morning. Spinout accidents reported across Metro Detroit as a result of snow covered and slippery roads.
A snowstorm hitting the Midwest dumped more than 19 inches of snow in northern Michigan and knocked out power to at least 142,000 state electricity customers.
Heavy snow is falling in parts of northern Michigan, with more than 5 inches already accumulated and forecasts for up to 14 inches before the Midwest’s first major snowstorm of the season ends.
It’s looking like a white Christmas is pretty much a sure thing in parts of northern Michigan, where a Winter Storm Warning takes effect Thursday morning.
As the east coast braces for the impact of Hurricane Sandy, a wind advisory is in effect in Southeast Michigan.
Emergency crews and residents in Dexter have begun the long process of cleaning up damage caused by a tornado with winds estimated around 135 mph that wreaked havoc across the village Thursday night.
More than 100 homes were damaged in the aftermath of three reported tornadoes that ripped through Washtenaw, Monroe and Lapeer counties Thursday night.
At least one tornado touchdown reported in Dexter. All of Southeast Michigan is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m.
Pea size hail with winds greater than 40 mph. Occasional cloud to ground lightning with brief heavy downpours are possible with this storm.