Snow, cold in Michigan, but power crews head south

Mar 2, 2014

JACKSON – A fresh wave of snow has fallen on much of Michigan over the weekend, but for once the worst of the weather is elsewhere in the region as CMS Energy Corp. dispatches dozens of its employees to help with a severe ice storm expected to hit Kentucky.

Slippery streets and highways have caused numerous accidents in Michigan, including one in which a car hit a state police patrol car handling an earlier accident on Interstate 696 in Southfield.

WWJ-AM says the trooper escaped injury in the crash. Traffic was halted on eastbound I-696.

Authorities say a snowmobiler died when he struck a parked vehicle as snow fell Saturday night in Van Buren County.

The National Weather Service reports 5.1 inches of new snow in Jackson County.