12-car crash blamed on blowing snow - WNEM TV 5

12-car crash blamed on blowing snow

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A view of the crash scene on Monday. A view of the crash scene on Monday.
Authorities say no one was hurt. Authorities say no one was hurt.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post responded to a 12-car crash that involved one semi-truck on southbound U.S. 131 south of Schoolcraft in Kalamazoo County. 

Troopers said the Monday crash was related to blowing snow, which caused limited to no visibility. 

Authorities said there were no injuries, however, U.S. 131 was closed for a period of approximately two hours while troopers cleared up the traffic crash.

Troopers ask residents to drive only if absolutely necessary. If you do have to drive, remember these two simple rules when driving in poor weather:

  1. SLOW DOWN: Most crashes are related to people driving too fast for the conditions of the roadway and could have been avoided if the driver had been traveling at a slower speed.
  2. PAY ATTENTION: Keep both hands on the wheel and do not allow yourself to be distracted. Specifically, don't be distracted by anyone else in the vehicle or by anything else such as a cell phone, the radio or other item you may have in the vehicle.

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