Lake effect snow creates treacherous road conditions - WNEM TV 5

Lake effect snow creates treacherous road conditions

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Schnell Burnside spoke to TV5 just moments after she was in a wreck.

"Well, I hit a slippery patch and the car started fishtailing and I couldn't go that way and went this way and just flipped," Burnside said.

Thanks to a narrow band of intense lake-effect snow, driving on the roads became an adventure in the treacherous conditions.

"The flip over was like TV you know? I'm actually flipping," Burnside said.

It was accidents like those that were keeping folks like Mike's Wrecker busy.

"Just fielding calls from customers and drivers and making sure we get everybody where they need to be," said Bill Giorgis.

Like the snow band, Giorgis stayed in one spot throughout the day, his office.

He said his staff was humming right along.

"It's running 45 minutes to an hour for that type of service. But the big thing is you know slow down, take your time, and if you don't have to go anywhere stay put," Giorgis said.

Staying put isn't what Burnside did. She had just made a payment on, of all things, car insurance. All things considered she's relieved she can walk away from the accident.

"I'm alive. I got a little glass on me I think but I’m OK," Giorgis said.

Deputies from the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office responded to several weather-related accidents on Monday.

There were 11 accidents in the county due to the lake-effect snow and strong winds, the office said.

One person was transported to McKenzie Hospital, while others suffered minor injuries.

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