COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- High winds, poor visibility, and icy conditions led to numerous traffic crashes Friday, prompting police to shut down a slew of roads.
In northern Kent County, emergency crews responded to a report of 15 vehicles involved in a collision at Myers Lake Road and 13 Mile Road. Residents say it was lucky there weren't more cars in the pileup, because in the winter, when the wind visibility drops to zero.
"Unable to see completely, it was horrible. You can't even see the oncoming traffic," said Jacob Ramos, who was driving one of the 15 vehicles involved in the pileup.