Winter Storm Warning Issued Starting Today For Metro Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Less than 24 hours after metro Detroit basked in spring-like temperatures, the region is getting hammered by a powerful bout of winter weather.

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect though 4 a.m. Friday Thursday for Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

Most of metro Detroit is expected to see three to six inches of snow accumulation, with five to as much as nine inches expected in the northern suburbs.

Drivers calling WWJ Newsradio 950 in the afternoon generally reported that “it’s bad out there.” [Check our TRAFFIC PAGE for the latest accident information]

The National Weather Service says heavy snow will continue through the afternoon drive time and then diminish during late
evening. Plan on dangerous travel conditions and be prepared for significant reductions in visibility.

Accumulating snow may lead to slippery roads particularly on bridges, exit ramps and overpasses, and light to moderate snow will cause reductions of visibility to less than one mile, with rapid fluctuations of visibility possible.

Motorists throughout Southeast Michigan are urged to use caution and slow speeds to account for slippery roadways. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

WWJ’s Mike Campbell caught up with Thomas Robinson, who lives on the Ecorse Creek in Dearborn Heights, near Telegraph and I-94. He is hoping the rain and snow Thursday and Friday don’t overflow its banks. He’s been flooded out at least six times since he moved in in 1969.

“Hey, it’s just material things … I should have been Aquarius, that’s the sign of the water,” he said. He has a boat and a ladder handy in case he has to climb up to the roof with his dog.

Keep up with the latest on the dramatic swing in the forecast with WWJ’s Traffic and Weather on the 8’s. Tune in HERE and check your forecast, including live radar HERE.

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