Snow in southeast Mich. keeps police busy with road accidents
Updated On: Dec 27 2012 11:08:39 AM EST
Jackson County Sheriff officials say the storm that dumped up to 7 inches of snow on parts of southeast Michigan kept deputies busy as snowy roads and limited visibility caused numerous accidents on roadways.
Sheriff officials say they responded to of U.S. Rep10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday.
No one was seriously injured in any of the crashes.
Most were "cars that had flied off the roadway after the driver lost control, " said Sgt. Tom Schuette to MLive.com.
He says most crashes occurred on U.S. 127 and I-94.
In in Ann Arbor, snowfalls were topping half a foot by late Wednesday, with 6.5 inches already on the ground.
At a service station in Oakland County's Commerce Township, Melissa Cataldi says her evening commute Wednesday was taking nearly three hours, instead of the usual 45 minutes.
The storm also has led Gov. Rick Snyder to delay signing some bills passed in the Legislature's end-of-year session.
The fringe of the storm centered farther south and pushed into populous metropolitan Detroit.
Before the storm hit, rock salt and ice scrapers were flying off store shelves at an Aco Hardware store in Southfield.
In Romulus the heavy snowfall crippled Metro Airport, where at least 100 flights have been cancelled or rerouted and at least 240 others delayed by an hour or more.
In West Michigan, the Gerald Ford International Airport serving the Grand Rapids area reported two cancelled flights Wednesday.