Drivers slowed down when a short blast of snow came through West Michigan, but even after the snow stopped coming down, many drivers were stuck in traffic jams.
Trouble started with a rollover on US-31 south of Russell Road when the snow hit Muskegon. When the snow front hit the Grand Rapids area, traffic speeds quickly dropped below 45 miles per hour. Despite extra caution, some people still landed in ditches and expressway medians, including a semi that slid off US-131 southbound near Post Drive.
Most mishaps resulted only in damage to vehicles and no injuries, and some spinout victims only needed an assist from a wrecker with no vehicle damage.
But at a time when most commuters are already at work, many people found themselves still crawling along after 9 a.m. Drivers creeped along on US-131 southbound between 14 Mile and downtown Grand Rapids, I-96 eastbound between Alpine Avenue and Leonard Street, I-196 eastbound between Grandville and downtown Grand Rapids, M-6 eastbound between M-37 and I-96, and eastbound I-96 between 36th Street and the Lowell exit.
Accident calls continued on the scanners long after the morning drive was over as snow and ice remained on the pavement into the workday.
Trouble with traction was expected to continue as temperatures dropped throughout the day.
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