Still More Hard Winter Weather Sweeps Across Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Winter's blows keep pounding Michigan, where a fresh snowfall on top of deep subfreezing temperatures has made roadways resistant to the effects of salt, contributing to crashes that forced expressway closings and killed two people in western Michigan.

Ottawa County sheriff's Sgt. Steve Austin tells that 53-year-old Gaylee Burns lost control of her car and slid into the path of a pickup in Grand Haven Township about 8 p.m. Saturday. Austin says the crash also killed 55-year-old passenger Lewis Burns Jr., while the truck's driver escaped injury.

State police tell WWJ-AM about 30 vehicles collided Sunday morning, closing westbound Interstate 696 in the Detroit suburb of Warren for several hours. There've also been closings on I-75 and I-275 in suburban Detroit.

Snow continues Sunday afternoon in much of Michigan.

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