Bay County Road Commission reports roads remain treacherous as a result of blowing snow because of high winds Friday afternoon. Road crews will be working through the night to clear them. Stay home unless there is an emergency.
A few inches of snow fell Thursday night leaving roads snow covered and slippery in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Road crews worked through the night plowing and salting with temperatures in the thirties, then temperatures started falling into the twenties combined with strong gusty winds causing roads that had been cleared to refreeze. Many cars and at least two semis slid off I-75 and US-10 Freeways. Dozens of schools are closed while others went to virtual classes. The wintry weather will continue through the weekend with lake effect snow along Lake Michigan, elsewhere snow showers are expected with little additional accumulation, but the wind will continue to cause drifting and blowing snow conditions. Temperatures will drop near single digits with a wind chill factor that will be below zero at night. Weather officials also caution that there is a danger of frozen water pipes bursting in homes. The cold weather is expected to last well into next week.