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Drivers choose to wait out bad weather

Posted: 8:38 AM, Dec 29, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-29 08:38:12-05

Some areas Monday night were so bad Michigan State Police issued a warning, advising people to stay home.

While some drivers got the message others traveling home after the holiday didn't. Now they're spending the night in a hotel.

The phones at the Staybridge Suites in Okemos have been ringing off the hook.

"I'm gonna say around 9 o'clock whenever the winter weather advisory came in we got a ton of calls. Just people wanting to stay for actually 2 nights" said Makayla Thrush.

This is nothing new with the hotel because with any storm that comes they get tons of calls.

"I mean we aren't too far from the highway, it's not that long of a walk if you were to get stuck on the highway" Thrush said.

But a lot of drivers listened to MSP and didn't get behind the wheels. For families traveling after the holidays, driving Monday was risky.

"It took us like 3 hours to get from Fort Wayne to here, when normally it's a 3 hour trip to get from Fort Wayne to Sterling Heights" said Michael Littleford.

The Littleford family was driving through the worst of the storm when they decided it was safer to stop.

"I don't need to go back to work until next week. My girls don't need to go back to school till next week so what's one more day on the road" Littleford said.

They'll be avoiding the roads until things clear up. They hope they'll see the sun come out.