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Ice, Frigid Temperatures Combine to Litter Fenton Streets with Disabled Vehicles

On average, Fenton emergency crews responded to a weather-related crash every half-hour Thursday morning as motorists slid out of control on icy streets. More snow is in the forecast through the weekend.

This will be a familiar site this weekend in Fenton, as more snow is in the forecast through Sunday. (Patch file photo)
This will be a familiar site this weekend in Fenton, as more snow is in the forecast through Sunday. (Patch file photo)

A light dusting of snow combined with single-digit temperatures caused an icy situation for drivers, the Tri-County Times reports. The newspaper said police and fire department crews responded to 21 weather-related accidents on U.S. Highway 23 and two more on city streets.

No one was injured in the crashes.

Livingston County road crews had salted the roads to the county line, but when motorists crossed into Genesee County and the Fenton city limits, they encountered a virtual ice rink, Fenton Police Lt. Jason Slater told the newspaper.

“People had no warning,” he said. “They’d hit ice.”

Roads in Genesee County and Fenton were eventually treated, making for better travel conditions.

More snow is in the forecast for Friday through Sunday, the National Weather Service says.

Widespread blowing snow and a chance of snow showers are forecast from 1-5 p.m. Friday, with more snow likely after 5 p.m. A south-southwest wind 23-26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph, are expected to cause wind chill values as low as -15.

The chance of snow tonight is 100 percent, with two more inches possible, the weather service said.

Then expect more of the same Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. By the end of the weekend, Fenton could have an additional four inches of snow, and it will continue to blow around with strong wind gusts.

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