February 3, 2023

Avoid These 6 Michigan Roads When Traveling This Weekend

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Photo by João Pedro Freitas on Unsplash

Photo by João Pedro Freitas on Unsplash

Christmas weekend is here, and chances are, you’re going to travel this season. According to AAA, roughly 112.7 million Americans are expected to travel for Christmas this year. That makes 2022 the third-busiest year for holiday travel since 2000.

Most of those Americans will be on the road. AAA projects that about 102 million Americans will drive to their holiday destinations. In Michigan, if you’re on the roads this weekend, you’d better be safe, because we’re in the midst of a winter storm. Some areas of Michigan, largely towards the west side of the state, are in blizzard conditions.

If you’re looking to hit the roads in Michigan this weekend, the office of the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has released a list of what are predicted to be the worst roads for diving in Michigan over the next three days. These dates start Friday (Dec. 23) and run through Christmas day.

The following roads are the National’s Weather Service’s list of the worst roads for travel this weekend:

U.S. 41 in the western Upper Peninsula
M-28, an east-west corridor that stretches across the Upper Peninsula
U.S. 31 that runs along Michigan’s west Lakeshore area
U.S. 131 that runs down the center of Michigan
I-196 from Grand Rapids, west toward Holland
I-94 near/west of Kalamazoo

Find more information on local road conditions via the National Weather Service here.

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