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Overnight snow leads to dozens of accidents in Mid-Michigan

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(02/18/14) - An accident on southbound I-75 near Corunna Road, in Flint Township, was just one of dozens Tuesday morning in Mid-Michigan because of overnight snow.

With temperatures climbing and the sun warming the roads, travel was much better by noon than it was in the morning.

At I-75 and Dixie Highway in Bridgeport Township, there was a three-vehicle crash with a pickup rolled onto its side. Conditions were also poor on I-675 and US-10.

Motorists making the drive from the Bay City area reported less than ideal conditions.

"It was bad. Through Bay City, I treaded snow all the way here until I got to M-13. They plowed it. The expressway, I had one lane," said driver Darlene Schewerin.

Eventually, salt trucks and snow plows appeared and made the trip a little easier. Still, roads were treacherous in spots.

Snow plows were slow to reach I-475 in Flint - there were a couple of spin out accidents on that stretch of highway - and I-69 was slipperier than it looked. One motorist tried to dig his way out of the median near Belsay Road.

Slippery road conditions also caused a car to flip over onto its hood on south 475, near Stewart, in Flint. The accident slowed down traffic. No one was seriously hurt.

People told ABC12 they've had enough of winter.

"I was hoping it was over like three months ago," Schewerin said.

Although it's warming up nicely, temperatures will dip below freezing Tuesday night, so watch for icy patches Wednesday morning.

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