Snow-covered roads make travel tricky Wednesday night
By Andrew Keller, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -
A winter storm brought snowy conditions to Genesee County Wednesday night. Two to 4 inches were expected to fall through the night and Thursday morning.
The snowfall is garnering some mixed emotions.
"It's actually nice to see snow," said one woman.
"I think it's too much," said one man.
But it doesn't matter if you like it, the snow came anyway.
"Slippery, got to be careful driving," said Chris Lucius, a Flint resident.
Across Genesee County, the snow made for some tough driving conditions. Wednesday evening, TV5 saw one car in the ditch and another spun out on I-69 near Hammerberg Road. On I-75 near Grand Blanc it was the same story.
"I just went past a stop sign or the stop light up there, I almost skidded into somebody," said Lance Sortor, who was out and about.
The snow-covered and packed down roads caused some accidents, but overall, many people out on Wednesday night were taking it slow. Lynn Anderson stopped by Best Buy Wednesday night looking for a gift for her son. She said just got back from a three-hour trip price matching in Brighton.
"Traffic, if you saying you're doing about, usually, speed limit is 70, you might get about 35, 40 on the highway," said Anderson.
She says she'll take it slow. And the snow is not not bad by any means for those who use it to help pay the bills. Just ask Brian Hartfelder who was out snow plowing.
"I think I have seven accounts for sure, then we get called to others he assigns us so it's good work," said Hartfelder.
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