MSP: dangerous conditions causing minor crashes

February 19, 2015

MSPHART — Lake-effect snow, frigid temperatures and whiteout conditions are creating dangerous travel conditions, but no major accidents have been reported. The Michigan State Police post has been dispatched to several minor crashes throughout the day Wednesday, Feb. 18; overnight; and into Thursday morning, Feb. 19.

“The troopers were busy all day and through the night,” Trooper Dan Thomas said. “They have been assisting wrecker companies up and down the freeways, acting as a visual with their lights on.” The troopers have primarily been on US-31, where traffic is slow due to the hazardous weather.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015:

– 11 a.m., three-car property damage accident, no injuries, Oceana Dr. near Baseline Rd., Shelby Twp.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015:

– 2:15 a.m., a 25-year-old Muskegon man was arrested on three outstanding warrants, US-31 near the south county line, Grant Twp. Two warrants are for larceny less than $200 issued by MSP, and one warrant is for failure to pay child support issued by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

– 2:39 a.m., vehicle slide-off, US-31 near Shelby Rd., Shelby Twp.

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