Road Commissions in Monroe and Wayne Counties have issued warnings to the public of the road conditions that are caused by the winter weather. The conditions include, but are not limited to ice, freezing rain, sleet, blowing and drifting of snow.

The county roads are hazardous with winter conditions. High winds could cause some roads to become impassable due to blowing and drifting of snow in the rural areas.

Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.


Saturday afternoon will be just as cold or even colder with mercury readings in the upper teens and a stubborn, stiff westerly wind 16 to 24 mph. Wind chills will be near or below zero all day. Detroiters going to the final weekend of the Auto Show will need to dress in the same amount of layers as earlier in the week.

The weekend will have more than a one-two punch of snow and cold; more like a one-two-three-four punch.

Saturday night will be frigid with lows near zero and wind chills near -10 or lower. More snow showers will arrive after midnight and stay for the rest of the weekend.

Sunday will be snowy and cold with another 1 to 3 inches by Sunday night. Highs will be in the middle and upper teens Sunday afternoon. Wind chills will be near 0, again.

More whirlpools of arctic air will follow next week. Essentially a third polar vortex will plunge temps and wind chills below zero at night and in the morning and keep daytime highs in the single digits or low teens Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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