20.4 Inches Of Snow Hits Parts Of Michigan, More On The Way
ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP/WWJ) — Snow is falling across most of Michigan, with more than 20 inches accumulating in places and more on the way through Friday.
The National Weather Service said Wednesday that 20.4 inches of snow fell in Ottawa County near Allendale and 17.2 inches fell in East Grand Rapids.
The snow and high winds have caused numerous crashes statewide.
Car Accidents Increasing Across Michigan Over Thanksgiving Holiday
Police: Most of today’s accidents in Southwest Michigan were preventable
PAW PAW, MI — Dispatchers, police and emergency crews have been busy today responding to dozens of accidents across Southwest Michigan, which experienced its first wave of snow.
Lt. Dale Hinz with the Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post said many of the crashes could have been prevented if motorists were driving more safely.
Snow, slick roads cause numerous accidents Friday night
Parts of Metro Detroit should expect between one to two inches of snow and slick road conditions overnight, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service on Friday.
“Drive with caution tonight,” said Steve Considine, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.
At least two people hospitalized following five-vehicle accident on southbound I-75
MT. MORRIS TWP, MI — At least two people have been hospitalized following a five-vehicle accident on southbound I-75 near the Pierson Road exit that has led to traffic diverted onto I-475.
Police said the accident took place around 8 p.m. when the driver of one of the five vehicles said they were cut off by another vehicle that led to the chain reaction accident.
Three children die in crash: Semi, van collide near Daggett
MENOMINEE — Three children, all members of the same family, died in a vehicle crash Monday evening on U.S. 41 near Daggett.
Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks told the EagleHerald that Susan Joy Meade, 40, Daggett, was driving a van southbound on U.S. 41 at 6 p.m. Monday, when she lost control of the vehicle on the snow-covered road and veered into the path of a northbound semi. The semi’s driver attempted to avoid the van, but struck it in the side, Marks said.
Holiday Traffic Accidents
(WLNS) – As traffic begins to pick up again today and through the weekend, Michigan State police are still out in force to keep the roads safe. So far they have confirmed three deadly accidents in Michigan during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Officials say a 56-year-old Monroe County man was hit by a car while trying to cross a street in Frenchtown Township. He later died at a hospital.