West Mi Roads That Are The Worst During Winter Weather
West Michigan weather can be rough at times which means your drive can get difficult and dangerous at times. Here are some of the areas Michiganders say are the worst.
Winter Roads in Michigan
Michigan roads can be tricky any time of the year, but Michiganders know there are times when certain spots get very dangerous.
For Michiganders, that winter-style driving can occur as early as October, with some of the rain and cold temperatures that can collide to make black ice. I don't know how many times in mid to late October, when it rains all day, then at night, the temperature gets around 32 or below, and black ice may occur on stretches of the road around bridges.
Obviously, when we get that first snow and more to come, roads can get tricky anywhere but there are some spots of West Michigan roads that consistently are problems for drivers.
West Michigan's Worst Road Locations to Drive in Winter Months
I think as a community in West Michigan we are stronger by sometimes taking matters into our own hands and looking out for one another when it comes to bad spots on our roads in the winter months.
I will start with a spot north of Grand Rapids on U.S. 131. It is right as you pass the on-ramp from the rest area before you get to exit 125 to the Hardy/Croton Dams which is the Morley exit to Jefferson Road. The first snow we recently had there was a crash on the left side of the road and the right side of the road. That curve gets slick when it rains or snows went the temperature is 32 or below. The bridge that comes right after it is always slick during those times and that is what led to both of those vehicles going off the road. I have driven this for 5 years and I can't believe how many accidents are there. That sign that says "Bridge May be Icy", you better believe that one is because I have slid across it countless times when my entire ride home is dry and not snow-covered.
I reached out on Facebook and asked others where a lot of auto accidents happen each year and below are some of the responses:
As you can see from the post above, there are many troublesome spots on West Michigan roads. Take a closer look at these and one of these tips might save your life or at least keep your auto insurance rates from rising with a fender bender.
As you can see from most of the responses there are a lot of trouble spots on West Michigan roads during the winter months. If you have a spot on your commute that you would like to add to this list please do it right here and thank you.
Be safe West Michigan, and thanks for looking out for one another.