Westbound U.S. 10 reopens - WNEM TV 5

Westbound U.S. 10 reopens after multiple morning crashes

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BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Sub-zero temperatures created dangerous road conditions throughout Mid-Michigan as multiple accidents were reported along a stretch of U.S. 10.

It was large, open fields and wind that created dangerous blowing winds on the freeways, especially on U.S. 10 and Mackinaw Road.

Mixed with black ice on the road, it was a recipe for rollovers.

State police officers say they have even had to call extra troopers out this week because when one crash happens, it's just accident after accident after accident.

Driving on U.S. 10 was a game of chance Wednesday morning as cars and trucks slid, and rolled off the roads.

We're told there were no serious injuries but one accident closed down Westbound U.S. 10 for over 45 minutes.

But just down the road, within minutes of the last, another rollover took place.

The driver in that accident was not as lucky, and was taken to the hospital but police could tell us nothing more.

Drivers traveling down U.S. 10 say the roads were downright disasterous Wednesday morning.

Police officers say there's just not too much to do to help prevent accidents like this. The roads are just the enemy.

A rollover in Thomas Township also took one perosn to the hospital Wednesday morning.

On the scene, we talked to the driver's boyfriend who recieved a call he never wanted to wake up to.

The driver and passenger from the Thomas Township accident did not have severe injuries, but still will need some medical attention.

And with ice and wind like this? Be careful, the chance of sliding and rollovers is extremely high.

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