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Winter weather causes rash of crashes

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The snow that fell across the area Monday night into Tuesday morning is causing an outbreak of accidents on the roadways.

Genesee County 911 Operations has been busy all morning updating crashes. A crash happened on Northbound I-75 at West Pierson Road around 4:15 a.m.

Another crash was reported around 4:55 a.m. on Colleen lane in Davison Township. Also in Davison Township, there were reports of a car fire on East Court Street.

A crash happened on Perry Road at Belsay Road around 6 a.m. Another crash happened on southbound I-75 at West Bristol Road around 6:11 a.m.

An accidents was also reported on southbound U.S. 23 @ West Grand Blanc Road around 6:40 a.m.

Accidents were also reported on East Bristol Road in Burton and eastbound I-69 at Morrish Road in Swartz Creek.

A crash also took place on northbound I-75 near Dort Highway at around 7:30 a.m.

Two crashes on westbound I-69 took place within minutes of each other. The first happened just after 7:30 a.m. near Belsay Road. The other crash occurred about two minutes later near State Road.

Around 7:43 a.m., an accident was reported on the northbound lanes of I-75 at Saginaw Street. Another crash happened on southbound I-75 at West Bristol around 7:46 a.m.

There was also a crash on Saginaw Street in Genesee Township near the Krogers location.

Three separate crashes happened just before 8 a.m., including accidents on northbound I-75 at Hill Road, southbound I-75 at Bristol Road, westbound I-69 at Irish Road.

Another crash was reported around 8:10 a.m. on southbound I-75 at Pasadena Avenue.

At 8:15 a.m. a crash was reported on westbound I-69 at State Road. Another crash on the westbound lanes of I-69 was reported at 8:19 a.m. near State Road.

Police responded to a crash on the northbound lanes of I-75 at Miller Road. In ten minutes, police were on the scene of two crashes on the westbound lanes of I-69. One crash happened near State Road and another near Bristol Road. They were reported around 8:45 a.m.

Another crash was reported on southbound I-75 at Corunna Road at 8:45 a.m.

A crash on southbound U.S. 23 at Thompson Road snarled traffic for a short time. Three separate crashes took place on the southbound lanes of I-75 within a 15 minute period.

One crash was near Grand Blanc Road while the other two were near Corunna Road.

A crash on westbound I-69 took place around 9 a.m. Another crash on southbound I-475 took place around 9:20 a.m. near Saginaw Street.

Two crashes happened on southbound I-69 at Corunna Road in the 9 o' clock hour. Two separate crashes were reported on eastbound I-69, one at State Road and another at Oak Road.

There was also a crash reported on southbound I-75 at Holly Road. An accident slowed traffic on eastbound I-69 at Irish Road.

An accident was reported on southbound I-475 near Saginaw Street around 11:10 a.m. Another accident slowed traffic on northbound I-75 at westbound I-69 around 11:20 a.m.

A winter storm dropped record-breaking levels of snow on parts of western Michigan, leading to crashes including a roughly 40-vehicle freeway pileup.

The Van Buren County sheriff's department says six people had injuries that weren't considered life threatening following the Monday evening pileup on the eastbound side of I-94 in Paw Paw Township, about 55 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

Sheriff Dale Gribler says a semi lost control, sparking a chain-reaction crash. Snowy weather and drivers going too fast are to blame.

Authorities also say a snowplow truck driven by a private contractor hit and injured a pedestrian who was walking in a western Michigan roadway because the sidewalks were snow-covered.

WOOD-TV reports the man in his 20s was in stable condition Tuesday morning and talking to rescue personnel when he was transported to a hospital.

Cutlerville Fire Capt. Carl Gunderson told WOOD-TV that investigators think the blade of the truck hit the victim and pushed him up against a snowbank before he rolled under the truck. He was struck in the Cutlerville area, located south of Grand Rapids in Kent County.

The TV station reports the man who was struck was walking to work and wearing dark clothes. The snowplow truck driver was heading home from work.

Stay with TV5 as we continue to update road conditions.

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