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Several car crashes in Mackinac Co. as winter weather makes road conditions dangerous

UPDATE 10/31/23 6 p.m.

MACKINAC COUNTY — A drop in temperatures and the first snowfall of the year is playing a role in a string of crashes in Mackinac County Tuesday morning.

In fact, Michigan State Police, from the Saint Ignace post said they were called out to three separate crashes in a matter of hours.

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A vehicle slid off the road on US- 2 near Cheeseman Road around 4:00 a.m.

Then another crash on the north side of the Mackinac Bridge happened around 7:30 a.m. when a car slammed into a semi and minutes later a rollover just north of the bridge on I-75 near Cheeseman Road after a car lost control.

The public information officer for Michigan State Police’s 8th District, Lt. Mark Giannuzio said the bridge was sheer ice and very slippery when the crashes happened.

“Every year when we get to this time of the season, the winter driving starts, the snow, the icy roads. we always see a slight uptick in crashes. We’re just not ready for this part of the winter driving season yet. A lot of times, too, we don’t have our vehicles ready. So, it just kind of catches us a little bit off guard.

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No injuries were reported in any of the crashes.

Giannuzio said make sure your vehicle is winter ready, give yourself enough time to stop, and maybe even leave a little earlier than you have to.

It’s also not a bad idea to have an emergency kit in your car, just in case.

10/31/23 2:59 p.m.

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MACKINAC COUNTY — A drop in temperatures and the first snowfall are being blamed for a string of accidents up in Mackinaw County on Tuesday morning.

Michigan State Police from the St. Ignace Post say they responded to three accidents. First, a car slid off US-2 near Cheeseman Road around 4 a.m. Then around 7:30 a.m., a car was rear-ended on the north side of the Mackinac Bridge. Troopers say the bridge was very icy.

Then minutes later, there was rollover on I-75 near Cheeseman Road. Troopers say the car landed on its wheels and no injuries were reported.

MSP reminds people to slow down and be prepared to stop as roads get worse with winter weather.

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