Vehicle Flips on Denton Hill Road in Tyrone Township

Snow leads to accidents, school cancellations.

Fenton didn't receive quite as much snow as expected, but it was enough to cause some problems.

A Pontiac Azteck flipped over on Denton Hill Road south of Center Road in Tyrone Township around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which ended up on its roof on the west side of the road. The driver did not have any major injuries however.

Chief Rick Aro said there were a couple of minor morning accidents in Fenton. There were several more minor accidents across Genesee County, according to the Genesee County 911 Consortium.

Only around two inches of snow fell overnight in Fenton, less than the predicted four to eight inches, but Lake Fenton and Fenton both cancelled school.

The snow started after midnight and continued until the early morning hours when it died down and turned to drizzle. Another one to three inches of snow could fall Friday with winds gusting up to 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The snow should stop by 7 p.m. The entire system mostly moved north of the area.

Salt trucks were busy around Fenton Friday morning in efforts to clear up the slushy road conditions.

Old man winter continues to be kind.

Fenton received around , but has been fairly clear of a heavy helping of the white stuff since. Only around six inches has fallen the entire month of February.

michael henk February 24, 2012 at 03:44 PM
It's not over yet! http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USMI0127&animate=true
Jason Alexander (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 03:56 PM
No it's not! So be careful out there!
Jason Alexander (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 06:14 PM
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NotLazy February 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM
How the heck can you flip over on a straight piece of road like that? Simple, Speed too fast for conditions...Hopefully the numskull got a ticket for it.
Lake Fenton Mom February 27, 2012 at 03:03 PM
For your information... the driver had minor injuries as a result of her accident. It was quite possibly a broken tie-rod, as her and her husband are still waiting to hear from the auto body repair shop. In addition, she was not ticketed, thank you for your concern.
NotLazy February 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM
C'mon, it's snow covered and you are traveling at such a speed as to cause the vehicle to flip over due to a tie rod breaking...... If a tie rod broke, your wheel would cantor in or out, causing your vehicle to slide on the snow covered road, not flip, unless there was excessive speed. I also do not see the front wheels in the photos to be distorted to the extent that a tie rod would be broken. I'm glad you are ok, but people need to slow down on Fenton/Denton Rd.


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