Icy Roads Make For Slick Evening Drive For Metro Detroiters

December 06, 2018 - 11:55 pm

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - It wasn't a major change in the weather but it was enough to make driving a challenge Thursday night with icy conditions popping up in select areas across metro Detroit. 

Tipsters telling WWJ the roads are a sheet of ice in some places with some of the hardest hit areas around I-696 between Coolidge and Telegraph, and US-23 between Brighton and Fenton.

The National Weather Service saying that light snow showers moving into the I-69 corridor could make for slick driving conditions. 

WWJ tipsters also letting us know that traffic on the Lodge between 8 Mile and I-94 is at a crawl. 

Around 9 p.m. a Michigan State Police cruiser fell victim to a car spin out on I-696 -- no injuries were reported. 


Oakland County Road Commission Spokesperson Craig Bryson spoke with WWJ as trucks were on the road. 

"At this point, in those areas, we are at about half coverage, with about 20-30 trucks total, in just those areas where we are having the sporadic problems," said Bryson. "No problems in the northern area -- or the far east. So, just hitting the parts where there is a problem right now.

"It seems to be focused in the central part of the county, We have trucks in those areas - we are hitting those areas that are slippery. But we have areas where it's slippery in one spot and a mile away it's clear and dry."

You're urged to be prepared for possible ice and give the salt plows plenty of space. 

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day.