Icy roadways cause crashes across SE Michigan, Metro Detroit

Light snow changes to ice, making roadways hazardous for drivers

DETROITThe southbound side of Interstate 75 at Livernois Avenue in Detroit has been shut down due to a crash.

A vehicle entered the interstate from the above service drive, down the grass embankment, went across the freeway and slammed into a barricade. It sustained heavy damage to its front end. The cause of the crash could be the icy conditions. The driver did not suffer life-threatening injuries, and neither did anyone else.

There was another crash just down the interstate at Schaefer Highway. That crash caused some backups on I-75.

Police across Metro Detroit and southeast Michigan have been reporting crashes due to the icy conditions on the roads.

There was a multiple-car crash on Halsted Road just south of Interstate 696 in Farmington Hills. The road was shut down temporarily.

Most of the crashes reported have been minor fender-benders but enough to disrupt the flow of traffic.

Drivers are advised to take extra precautions as they head out tonight.

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