MSP says 100 crashes were reported Wednesday morning due to slick roads
(FOX 2) - We've been treated to a pretty mild winter thus far, but the weather came in swinging Wednesday morning.
A cold Tuesday turned into an icy night with a freezing drizzle. Roads, driveways and parking lots were slick for the Wednesday commute.
Around 7:30 a.m., Michigan State Police said they've already handled approximately 100 crashes on the freeways and around the nine different townships they patrol.
MSP is reminding drivers to take it slow and to leave plenty of room in between cars. MSP also reminded to watch out for patrol cars, salt trucks and courtesy vans -- noting that all three have already been hit by drivers Wednesday morning.
MSP hasn't said yet if anyone was seriously injured in any of the crashes.
Several schools were also closed. You can check the list here.
The National Weather Service said periods of snow, sleet, freezing rain, or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
All of southeast Michigan is also under a Winter Weather Advisory until 10 a.m.
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