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Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 6:24 p.m.

Caution urged as weather advisory remains in effect until morning

By Kyle Feldscher

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 A winter storm watch issued earlier today is no longer in effect, although a winter weather advisory remains until 7 a.m. Wednesday, meaning that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.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's weather page.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 12:29 p.m.

Snow! SNOW! Beautiful snow! The wimpy seasons are done and we have snow! I am giddy with joy and happiness! If you don't like it, open your eyes! It's beautiful! And it's only dangerous if you are foolish and not careful.

Urban Sombrero

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 3:44 a.m.

Just got in from walking the dog---it is a sloppy, slushy mess out there. If it freezes over night, we're in for one heck of an icy morning. Maybe my kids will get the snow day they're praying for? On a side note, I need to find my boots! Walking through that in Converse All-Stars was no picnic. I almost bit the dust several times.


Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 3:35 a.m.

just got home. wet snow is falling, roads are very slushy, but just fine to navigate. a2's biggest concern will probably be ice, by the morning hours.

Tony Livingston

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 3:30 a.m.

I got home tonight about 9:45. The roads are very bad. Large flakes of wet snow make it hard to see and it is slippery. If this keeps up all night, it will be bad in the morning.


Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 12:28 p.m.

Oh give me a break. If people were careful there'd be no accidents.

Urban Sombrero

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 2:58 a.m.

Ann Arbor had better have the roads cleared and ready for traffic by tomorrow afternoon. Or else, there will be a VERY unhappy Urban Sombrero----I have a court date and (hopefully) my divorce will be finalized. I do not want to miss that! lol


Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 6:38 p.m.

Divorce: A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. - Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).


Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 3:13 a.m.



Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 2:10 a.m.

On the scanner the officers have been requesting that the Road Commission start salting for about an hour now. They are calling dispatch and asking them to notify the Road Commission. There are more accidents coming in.


Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 12:27 p.m.

That would be a stupid waste of resources. All that's needed is drivers be cautious. Oh, yeah, Ann Arbor drivers…better salt.

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Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 1:04 a.m.

check back tomorrow...