Hundreds of accidents reported with first snowfall - WNEM TV 5

Hundreds of accidents reported with first snowfall

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Our first weekend snow brought some nasty road conditions along with it, causing accidents left and right. 

Police had to shut down a stretch of I-75 Sunday afternoon. The stretch northbound from the Birch Run exit was re-routed thanks to an accident and icy conditions. Further north, US-10 was reduced to one lane. 

As of Monday morning, all roads are back open, but the snowing and blowing led to a busy weekend for road crews. Since early Saturday morning, Genesee County Central Dispatch reported more than 120 accidents. 

In Saginaw County, police reported more than 160 accidents. 

In Bay County, police reported more than 60 accidents. 

From those accidents, most of them consisted of:

  • 4 deer and car accidents
  • 10 cars fallen into a ditch
  • 7 hit-and-runs
  • 5 unknown accidents
  • 1 injury accident
  • 20 property damage accidents
  • 4 accidents in a median
  • 2 vehicle rollovers

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