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  • Accident Reported

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    Thanks to KZO Traffic Tipster....Accident, WB I-94 at MM48 (no lanes blocked - MSP)

  • Road Conditions

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    According to MSP (in Paw Paw) They continue to monitor minor accidents/slideoff occuring in various locations. Reduced Speeds and Visiblities begin roughly south and east of Mile Marker 56 (I-94) and along the lakeshore. Use Caution when traveling.

    Thanks to KZO Traffic Tipster....reporting slippery conditions on US 131 between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.  Car spin-off's in various locations along this stretch.

  • Lake Effect Snow

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A LAKE
    EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY FOR...BERRIEN-CASS-VAN BUREN...IN EFFECT
    UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.

    HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

    * THE PRIMARY LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND WILL AFFECT AREAS WEST OF A
    LINE FROM BANGOR TO DECATUR. THIS WILL INCLUDE INTERSTATE 196
    FROM SOUTH HAVEN TO THE SOUTH...AND WEST OF MILE MARKER 56 ON
    INTERSTATE 94.

    * THIS LAKE EFFECT BAND OF SNOW WILL PRODUCE SNOW RATES OF ONE
    HALF AN INCH TO ONE INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES INTO THE AFTERNOON
    HOURS BEFORE DIMINISHING A BIT.

    * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED FROM
    SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

    IMPACTS...

    * THE MORNING COMMUTE WILL BE AFFECTED GREATLY UNDER THIS LAKE
    EFFECT BAND.

    * VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES...AND
    COULD VARY GREATLY IN SHORT DISTANCES NEAR THE SNOW BAND.

    * ROADS ARE BECOMING SNOW COVERED AND SLICK UNDER THIS BAND. ROAD
    CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THROUGH THE MORNING
    COMMUTE.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    * A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY MEANS LAKE-EFFECT SNOW IS
    FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS. LAKE-
    EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND
    WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP SEVERAL INCHES IN
    LOCALIZED AREAS. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

  • MSP Road Conditions

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    Michigan State Police (in Paw Paw)
    Report on their 'roads and weather' information website
    I-94 and US-31/I-196 in the Benton Harbor area
    motorists can except Snow Covered Roads, Icy Overpasses,
    and some Blowing and Drifting of Snow across the
    region.

  • Snow

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    Thanks to Tipster....Snow coming down heavy in the area of I-94 and Mattawan

  • Freezing Rain Reported

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    No accidents being reported at this time.  But a 'misty freezing rain' is making travel difficult this morning across the region. Tipsters calling from around the area. Out on I-94 and 131. Bishop and Sprinkle. Shave Road in Portage. Fort Custer area.   Tipsters are saying the mist buildup on the windshield makes visibility challenging. 

  • Accident Reported - Slideoff

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    Thanks to tipsters....Couple of Slideoffs reported on WB I-94 at Mattawan.  Police on scene. Travel is slow. (no lanes blocked at this time.)

  • Construction for 12-24-09

    Posted by Tim Abramowski
    Southwest Region Closures

    I-196

    Rest Area Closure - Wed 12/16/09, 6 AM to Mon 1/4/10, 5 PM
    Glenn Rest Area on northbound I-196
    Details:   The rest area is closed until further notice  This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA.)
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Allegan County
    Expires in 12 days.  Last updated: 12/16/09 3:01 PM

    I-94

    Lane Shift - Tue 12/15/09, 3 PM to Fri 5/28/10, 11 PM
    I-94 eastbound 1/2 mile west of exit 95 and 1 mile east of exit 98
    Details:   There is a lane shift for construction of the Riverside Drive bridges. No overweight loads over Riverside Bridge at Mile 97.5.  
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 8.6 feet wide
    Nothing over 13.6 feet high
    Work will take place at night
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Calhoun County
    Expires in 156 days.  Last updated: 12/15/09 3:48 PM
    Lane Shift - Tue 12/15/09, 3 PM to Fri 5/28/10, 11 PM
    I-94 westbound 1/2 mile west of Exit 95 and 1 mile east of Exit 98
    Details:   There is a lane shift for construction of the Riverside Drive bridges. No overweight loads over Riverside Bridge at mile 97.5.  
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 8.6 feet wide
    Nothing over 13.6 feet high
    Work will take place at night
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Calhoun County
    Expires in 156 days.  Last updated: 12/15/09 3:49 PM
    Rest Area Closure - Tue 1/27/09, 12 AM to Wed 3/31/10, 5 PM
    Coloma Rest Area off of eastbound I-94 near Mile Marker 36
    Details:   Closed indefinitely for determination of the facility.  
    Contact:   Coloma TSC 269-849-1165
    Berrien County
    Expires in 98 days.  Last updated: 9/28/09 9:21 AM
  • Road Work

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    West Main between turwill and northhampton. Expect One lane in each direction.

  • Traffic Signal Upgrade

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    MDOT...There will be several traffic signals we'll be working on in the coming days:

    M-43 @ 9TH STREET
    M-43 @ 10TH STREET
    M-43 @ MAPLE HILL DRIVE
    M-43 @ MALL DRIVE
    M-43 @ DRAKE ROAD
    M-43 @ PICADILLY
    M-43 @ TURWILL LANE
    M-43 @ NICHOLS/SOLON
    M-43 @ KENDALL
    M-43 @ BERKLEY

  • Emergency Crews

    Posted by Tim Abramowski

    Be aware of Emergency Crews on scene at Forest Hills Apartments on Drake Rd. just north of Stadium Dr.