Icy morning commute, especially on country roads

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GOWEN, Mich. -- Residents on 19 Mile Road east of Lincoln Lake Road told FOX 17 they called county dispatch when they heard sounds of a semi losing traction during the morning commute. They found a number of vehicles, including the semi, struggling with icy conditions, and the semi eventually jackknifed.

The incidents on 19 Mile were an indication of the troubles some drivers experienced as rain and thunderstorms moved through West Michigan with temperatures near freezing.

At one point Tuesday morning, Michigan State Police and the Ionia County Sheriff's Office issued a request that residents avoid driving on secondary roads unless it was absolutely necessary. They warned that some vehicles had slid off roads despite going at slow speeds. Authorities were particularly concerned about unpaved roads in the county.

There were few incidents on expressways.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s