Snow, ice cause 100s of crashes in Michigan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAGINAW, Mich. Snowy and icy conditions have caused hundreds of accidents in Michigan and caused at least two deaths and some school closings as icing and blustery winds made travel hazardous. reports part of Interstate 475 near Flint was shut early Tuesday by a semi crash. Part of Interstate 75 near Saginaw was shut from late Monday into early Tuesday because of a multi-vehicle crash.

In western Michigan, weather is cited in two fatal crashes Monday.

Police say 58-year-old John Masters of Otsego died in Kalamazoo County's Alamo Township, northwest of Kalamazoo. The Barry County sheriff's department says a man died in a crash in Hastings Township.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports ski slopes planned to open earlier than usual.

More snow is expected into Wednesday.

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