DETROIT (WWJ) – The metro Detroit area got a heap of snow for Christmas and the effects are being felt by drivers Tuesday.

One tipster calling into WWJ to say the drive along I-75 in the downriver are was “frightening.”

Tipster Carol drove up I-75 from Ohio, everything was fine, she says…

” … til I crossed over into Wayne County and then I-75 became a sheet of ice, there are at least eight accidents, there are police all over the road. I was slipping myself, I put on my hazards – I was going about 20- 30 mph, there was even a car turned over, on its side, facing backwards.”

But the accidents and spinouts were not limited to I-75 … freeways across metro Detroit had a number of issues.

Lt. Mike Shaw with the Michigan State Police says troopers are dealing with numerous spinouts.

“If you end up going out into a ditch and there is no damage to your vehicle – you can call a tow-truck and just have it towed away – but if there is more than a $1000 in damage – then you need to give us a call because we need to give you a crash report,” said Shaw.

Police are on the scene tending to the number of spinout accidents – most of which are caused by drivers going too fast for conditions say authorities.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Get more now on our real-time Traffic Page.

  1. Katie Snyder says:

    Michigan used to be good at getting and keeping the roads cleared. Not any more, budget cuts and excuses is the norm now. Thanks GOP.

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