Icy conditions create problems for drivers


    A winter storm resulted in dozens of school closings and poor driving conditions on Tuesday.

    Newschannel 3's Franque Thompson even broke her ice scraper while scraping the ice off her car.

    A winter weather advisory was placed until early to mid Wednesday as a result of the conditions.

    Here's a look at what the the roads looked like around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    Portage Road

    Plows were working through out the morning to clear ice off the roads.

    MDOT has some tips to help keep drivers says in these extreme conditions.

    • Accelerate and brake slowly and use caution when merging or changing lanes
    • Avoid pumping anti lock brakes and don't use cruise control
    • Drive carefully on bridges since those can be even more slick than roads in this weather
    • Give plow trucks plenty of room to clear the roads

    Click here for the full forecast.

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