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Freezing rain causes mess on Mid-Michigan roads

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(12/20/13) - The nasty weather created bad driving conditions, Friday.

Freezing rain left roads slippery and 240 school districts canceled classes to keep students safe.

Road crews were still out working, Friday night.

We spoke to a couple of road commissions, and they say conditions are a better compared to early Friday morning, but there are still quite a few slick spots.

Road crews say to be careful because these conditions can be deceiving. While it might not look like a problem, you could run into some black ice, especially as temperatures begin to drop later Friday night.

No one was injured in an accident involving a semi truck, Friday morning. The truck slipped on ice and jack knifed on US 10 near 7 mile in Bay County. Traffic was slowed to one lane for a few hours while crews worked to clean up the scene.

Road crews have been focusing on salting and plowing highways and main roads all day. They plan to salt secondary roads and subdivisions after that.

Drivers are being asked take their time.

"It's going to cool down again tonight, so we ask people to take it slow out there as conditions warrant," said Gregg Brunner, of MDOT.

"It's extremely important to drive carefully, drive slow, and drive defensively," said Monitor Township Fire Chief John R. Kramer.

If you see plow trucks on the roads, give them some space so they can do their jobs.

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