The streets in Oakland County have not seen much improvement as temperatures have plunged, snow continuing to fall and the wind picking up.
On I-75, people were driving at a rapid pace at speeds reaching north of 70 mph during the massive snowstorm that took place Wednesday (Feb.2).
The day started around 11:22 a.m., with cars spinning out everywhere, causing police to be on their toes as they can be seen in the video player above maneuvering through the snow.
Oakland County road crews started scraping, plowing, and salting the streets; Some of which started working 16-hour shifts.
“After midnight between midnight and 2 a.m., we will bring back in the drivers that were in during the day today and go back to a full contingent so that leading up to the morning rush hour,” said Craig Bryson of the Oakland County Road Commission. “We will have our full hundred or so trucks out there to get everything as cleaned up as possible.”
The afternoon drive had slowed down after incidents of drivers began spinning out and or crashing due to speeding in the storm.
“This is a great opportunity for those people who got some experience working remotely during the pandemic,” Bryson said. “Stay off the roads and let us clean them up. We will do everything that we can for the people that have to be out, but please stay off of the roads.”
A winter storm warning is in effect through Thursday and snow is continuously falling and building up across Metro Detroit.
All that snow comes after a night of rain, which makes travel tricky throughout the area. Local 4′s Tim Pamplin is monitoring the roads and has a live look at areas in Metro Detroit in every newscast.
We’re also receiving videos from other Local 4 team members and will be sharing those as well.
This article will be updated with the latest videos throughout the evening.
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