TRAVERSE CITY — Stay off the roads.
Grand Traverse and Leelanau County emergency officials are asking motorists to avoid traveling through the blowing snow and whiteout conditions. Slick roads caused multiple crashes and road closures, but authorities reported no serious injuries.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Traverse City area. Nick Schwartz, a meteorologist with the NWS' Gaylord office, said forecasters predict 3 to 6 inches of snow, blowing and drifting snow and treacherous travel across the region into Saturday.