Lenawee County copes with mid-March snowstorm

By Melissa Burnor
The Lenawee County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportaton are getting multiple reports of impassable roads from Lenawee County 911 dispatch this afternoon. Road crews as well as police and fire departments are also reporting whiteout conditions as they respond to calls and accidents.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is scheduled to expire at 3 p.m. but conditions remain very hazardous. A Blissfield police officer on his way to Adrian discovered a vehicle in the ditch at on US223 near Ogden Highway in Palmyra Township at approximately 2 p.m.. Police and fire crews were also responding to a multi-car crash at Carleton Road and M156 in Dover Township about 11 miles west of Adrian at 2:30 p.m. and were having difficulty with road conditions.
Lenawee County Road Commission Operations Manager said Tuesday that road crews would remain on duty clearing roads over night tonight if conditions warranted.
Winds are currently 28 mph coming out of the north in Blissfield. And are expected to slowly decline to 10 mph by midnight.
Water levels on the River Raisin at Blissfield have risen slightly since Monday.  According to the National Weather Service the water levelwas at 676.75 feet as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. Action stage is 681 feet.