Detroit Evening Report: More snow expected in metro Detroit Friday evening

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As we entered the first week of spring, many metro Detroiters woke up Friday morning shocked and amazed at the amount of snow on the ground. And now a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through midnight Saturday for most of southeast Michigan, as a snow system continues to move through the area.

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There were dozens of crashes reported on area roadways Friday morning as snow accumulated, causing slippery driving. conditions — especially along the Interstate 96 corridor. After the brief respite from the morning’s flurries, snow is expected to pick up again Friday evening, with some areas forecasted to accumulate another 2-4 inches.

Several Michigan counties are included in the Winter Weather Advisory, including Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Tuscola, Sanilac, Shiawaseee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair. Wayne County is not currently under a Winter Weather Advisory, according to the National Weather Service.

Looking ahead to Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will remain chilly but dry, with highs in the upper 30s throughout the weekend. Milder temperatures are expected to return throughout the area by Monday, with highs in the low 60s and high 50s expected, along with a few scattered showers.

Other headlines for Friday, March 22, 2024:

  • The Michigan Department of Transportation held a public hearing this week for community members concerned over an Ambassador Bridge Co. proposal to expand transport of hazardous materials across the bridge, the Detroit Free Press reported.
  • The Regional Transit Authority launched a new bus service on Thursday called the Detroit Air Xpress, or DAX, that will shuttle passengers from downtown Detroit to Detroit Metro Airport for $8 a ride.
  • Motown star Martha Reeves will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week, Wednesday, March 27.
  • The 16th annual Motor City Blues Festival will return to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 23, featuring Tucka, King George, Pokey Bear, Theodis Ealey, J-Wonn and West Love.

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.