Caution urged as weather advisory remains in effect until morning
The weather system causing the first winter storm advisory for the season has so far resulted in a fairly normal day on Ann Arbor roadways, according to local authorities.
Washtenaw County dispatchers said the major roadways were mostly clear of accidents and were only suffering the normal traffic congestions as of 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service said one to four inches of snow are expected by Wednesday morning. The rain that hit Ann Arbor most of Tuesday finally gave way to snow just after 7 p.m., coating the roadways with slush and slowing traffic. A winter storm watch issued earlier today is no longer in effect, although a winter weather advisory remains until 7 a.m. Wednesday, meaning that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.
Snow-covered and icy roads are expected to develop tonight as temperatures drop below freezing. Untreated roads will be slippery for the Wednesday morning commute.
The Michigan State Police issued tips for winter driving earlier on Tuesday, citing driving too fast as the biggest cause of traffic crashes during inclement weather. Police suggested braking before a turn is made to reduce the potential for a skid and preparing vehicles for winter weather.
To read all of the state police’s winter driving tips, click here.
For up-to-date weather information, visit AnnArbor.com's weather page.