Snow snarls morning commute in Ann Arbor area
A light snowfall in the Ann Arbor area has made a mess of the morning commute, especially on westbound Interstate I-94.
Several accidents have been reported on the freeway in the area of westbound I-94 and Michigan Avenue, a dispatcher with the Washtenaw County sheriff's department said just after 6:30 a.m. At least one accident had also been reported in the area of eastbound I-94 and M-14 on the west side of Ann Arbor.
The National Weather Service said light snow had spread over the area and was expected to create hazardous travel conditions, although snowfall totals were not expected to exceed about an inch.
Jim Harmon, director of operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission, said the county sent out its full fleet of 46 salt trucks at 4 a.m. this morning. Drivers first scraped the roads and then applied salt. By 6:40 a.m., Harmon said most of the major roads he had traveled were wet, and traffic was moving at about 55 mph.
He urged drivers to be cautious and leave plenty of space between their vehicle and those around them.
The snow was expected to end early this morning. A chance of snow showers will remain for the rest of the day with a high in the low 30s.
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