Crashes reported across Washtenaw County as snowy morning causes slick roads
Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com
All the freeways are now open.
As snow falls on Washtenaw County Monday morning, dispatchers are warning that the roads are icy and crashes have been reported on many area roadways.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Dispatchers said at 11:30 a.m. eastbound Interstate 94 was closed at Notten Road on the western edge of Washtenaw County. Dispatchers said the crash was being cleared and there was no time estimate for when the roadway would open again.
As of 3:24 p.m., that crash was cleared, dispatchers said. The freeway was open again.
At 12:30 p.m., the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office sent out an alert notifying residents westbound I-94 was closed down at Pierce Road. A semi truck jackknifed near the area and there are other crashes in the are of the exit, according to deputies.
That crash was cleared up by 4:30 p.m. Monday and the freeway was reopened.
Dispatchers warned the roads were very icy and the Washtenaw County Road Commission was making a full run to salt the roads.
According to Weather Underground, lake effect snow fell across southeastern Michigan this morning and at times caused visibility of less than a quarter mile.
Many areas will only see light snow showers, but there are narrow bands of heavy snowfall making their way across the area. With temperatures in the teens, roadways will continue to be icy.
Only one inch of snow is expected to accumulate during Monday’s storm. See updated weather conditions on AnnArbor.com's weather page.