Postal Truck Driver Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash in West Michigan
Blizzard conditions are making a mess of the roads in West Michigan this weekend.
On Friday, December 23, multiple highways closed as crashes occurred amid high winds, blowing snow, poor visibility, and icy roads.
According to Michigan State Police, one of the crashes Friday involved a United States Postal vehicle and a semi-truck.
Grand Rapids police are investigating the head-on crash, which happened on M-57 (14 Mile Road) near Shaner Avenue northeast of Rockford between noon and 1p.m. on the 23rd.
The driver of the postal truck was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Further information on the driver's condition was not supplied.
Hazardous travel conditions continue on Saturday. A jack-knifed semi on M-6 near 48th St. shutdown the Eastbound lanes of the highway for a portion of the day on Saturday. Eastbound M-6 has since reopened. Thankfully there were no injuries.
The blizzard warning remains in effect through 7p.m. Saturday, December 24.
Drivers are asked to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.
On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer activated the State Emergency Operations Center to make additional state resources available to communities during the winter storm.