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Road, weather conditions as ice storm hits the Greater Lansing area

Ice in Jackson on Feb. 22, 2023
Posted at 5:32 PM, Feb 22, 2023

LANSING, Mich. — The National Weather Service has placed mid-Michigan is under an ice storm warning until 4 a.m. Thursday. Our FOX 47 News reporters are giving up-to-date coverage as the storm rolls into their neighborhoods.

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Wednesday, 11 p.m. | Our reporter Asya Lawrence was out in front of the station showing that the rain has continued to come down, and drivers in Lansing were traveling well under the speed limit due to road conditions.

Asya Lawrence on road conditions late Wednesday night in Lansing

The road conditions are icy in DeWitt, and our Chief Photographer Russell Shellberg went to a nearby gas station to show those conditions. What would normally be a quick trip took 13 minutes.

Russell Shellberg shows the driving conditions in DeWitt during ice storm

Finally, Lauren Shields was on her front porch in Mason showing the ice accumulation.

Lauren Shields update weather conditions in Mason

Wednesday, 7 p.m. | The freezing rain is continuing to come into the area as the sun sets.

Asya Lawrence is right outside our station off of Interstate 496 where the road conditions are slushy, and thankfully, she isn't seeing a ton of cars.

Asya Lawerence describes the road conditions off of I-496 in Lansing

Our reporter Lauren Shields is outside her home in Mason, and she says it has warmed up a bit since her last update by about 2 degrees. Because of that, the roads are more slush than ice, but as temperatures drop, that slush can refreeze causing icy roads.

Lauren Shields describes the weather conditions in Mason

Finally, our Chief Photographer Russell Shellberg is up north in DeWitt where it is sleeting. Clinton County is under a winter storm warning until 4 a.m. Thursday.

Russ Shellberg describes the conditions in DeWitt as the sun goes down

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. | Our Chief Photographer Russell Shellberg lives in DeWitt, and he gave an update about the road conditions north of Lansing.

FOX 47 News reporter Russell Shellberg talks about the icy conditions in DeWitt

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Moving southward, reporter Asya Lawrence was outside the station near Interstate 496 where the roads are slightly slick as freezing rain comes down.

Lansing ice storm conditions from Asya Lawrence

Finally, our reporter Lauren Shields reported on the road conditions where she lives in Mason.

Road, weather conditions in Mason from Lauren Shields

All three of them will be reporting on the conditions throughout the night as the storm continues, so be sure to tune into FOX 47 to get the latest updates.

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