The fall leaves have given way to the white powder all ready throughout the State of Michigan. Although the weather in October was fairly mild and dry, that mild weather has ended and ended quickly.
This week marked the first batch of snow and ice in metro Detroit. A weather system moved through the Detroit area on Tuesday and into Wednesday, bringing with it a wet snow that caused roadways to become very slick. Car accidents were reported all over the city and suburbs, with multiple spin outs on the Lodge and I-75.
The winter weather has been even more pronounced in western Michigan and Grand Rapids. Although the winter of 2013-2014 was one of the heaviest snow falls on record, it looks like we continuing from where we left off. As of now, November 2014 is on pace to become one of the snowiest Novembers in Grand Rapids history.
Over 24 inches of snow has fallen in Grand Rapids through today. This is about 4 inches shy of the all time record of 28.2 inches, set in 1895. With another weather system set to move off Lake Michigan over the weekend, and expectations that this system will dump an additional 2-7 inches of new snow, it is a good assumption the record will fall.
Given this early winter weather, it is important to remember to drive safe.
- Please give yourself extra time to get to your destination.
- Don’t speed and make sure you give yourself extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Don’t try to pass vehicles on the right.
- Don’t try to beat on coming traffic when making a turn.
- Make sure you pay attention to traffic and keep your eyes on the road at all times.
The Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. has been representing Michigan car accident victims for over 40 years. If you, a family member or friend has been injured in a car accident or truck accident, please call our office for a free legal consultation at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733). There is no change unless we get you compensated. We are here to answer your questions.