Snow, crashes snarling traffic on Ann Arbor area roads
Steve Pepple | AnnArbor.com
Snow falling this morning has caused slick conditions and led to several crashes on Ann Arbor area roads and freeways. Seven Mile Road in Northfield Township was closed after several crashes.
Accidents were reported in multiple locations. “They’re all over the place,” a dispatcher for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department said at 9:25 a.m.
Several crashes on Interstate 94 were slowing travel in both directions. Among those causing slowdowns were at eastbound 94 and Jackson Road on the west side of Ann Arbor. US-23 and Carpenter Road near Milan, westbound 94 and Rawsonville Road east of Ypsilanti and eastbound 94 at Dancer Road west of Ann Arbor. An injury crash had been reported at Geddes Road and Brookside.
Seven Mile Road was closed at Rushton Road after four crashes in the area, a dispatcher said. Police had called for a Washtenaw County Road Commission truck to lay down salt in the area.
Washtenaw County Road Commission trucks have been out salting and scraping roads since the snowfall began, said Jim Harmon, director of operations. The timing of the snow, during the morning rush hour, slowed progress however.