Influx of wintry weather causes accidents and power outages Sunday morning

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) - (12/01/19) - This morning's wintry mix is heavily impacting travel along Michigan roadways and at airports. Dangerous road conditions and several traffic accidents are being reported across the viewing area, especially to parts north.


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Midland, Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Tuscola and Sanilac counties are being hit the hardest. Genesee County is also seeing its share of snow, which is causing trouble for drivers.

The Saginaw County Road Commission wants you to fill out a service request if there's a particular road that needs attention.

You can do that right here.

In Saginaw near Nexteer there were multiple traffic accidents reported along I75 Northbound. One of the accidents showed an SUV rolled over into a ditch

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Our crew at the scene said several accidents had occurred along a 10 mile stretch.

Michigan State Police want people to stay in their cars if they do get into an accident.

As of 10:15 a.m. Consumers Energy reported that 30,000 people are affected by outages across the state.

That includes more than 1,500 in Auburn in Bay County and thousands more in the Midland and Mt. Pleasant areas.

Also, here are a few safety reminders from Consumers Energy:

Stay at least 25 feet away from downed wires and anything it's touching.

Once you're safe, call 911 and then report the outage to 800-477-5050 for Consumers Energy. For DTE, call 800-477-4747 to report an outage.

Protect your equipment from power surges. That means unplug electronics like TVs, computers and printers, and turn off power strips.

Make sure your phone has power and have those flashlights handy.

You can read more safety tips here.