Snow, slush and slide offs: MSP encourages drivers to avoid roadways post-Super Bowl
KALAMAZOO, Mich. —
Police across West Michigan have responded to several crashes and slide offs throughout the day.
Ahead of the Super Bowl, Michigan State Police troopers have been out on the roads in full force, keeping an eye out for impaired drivers at an increased risk driving in these hazardous conditions.
A wintry mix of slush and rain coated roads before the start of Super Bowl Sunday.
"I'm just trying to stay off the roads it's still bad out there, I didn't know there was a storm warning, I just got out here,” Jacob Remson of Kalamazoo said.
Fans blaming icy roads for travel to and from some events.
"Awful, awful. Thank God I live two streets over,” Aubrie Cragg of Kalamazoo said.
And Michigan State Police rolling out Operation C.A.R.E. to watch out for impaired drivers.
"There is usually a lot of people heading out to various venues to watch the game and a lot of times that does entail drinking alcoholic beverages, and if that is what you intend to do please make responsible decisions and designate a sober driver,” Sgt. Brenda Casperson of Michigan State Police said.
And with the drop in temperatures and coating of snow in some spots, slick traveling may worsen causing slide offs like this one.
"We always ask that motorists during these periods that if they do see emergency responders responding to crashes or slide off that they please slow down and give those first responders a wide area to work,” Casperson said.
Police urging drivers to take their time and stay indoors if possible.