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Black ice contributed to two crashes in Leelanau County

Leelanau County Sheriff's Office

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mi. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Slippery road conditions caught drivers off guard during the Monday morning commute and caused two crashes.

The first one happened around 7:18 a.m. on East Fouch Road and Mann Road.

According to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, a Chevrolet Trail Blazer was found on it's side in the ditch. The 17-year-old Traverse City driver was not injured. The driver said he was heading east on Fouch Road when he lost control sliding on black ice.

The vehicle left the road and overturned in the ditch.

The second crash happened around 8:18 a.m. on South French Road near M-204.

According to the sheriff's office, a 35-year-old woman from Cedar was heading south on French Road when the vehicle slid out of control on black ice, leaving the road and rolling over.

The driver was not injured.

"Drivers are reminded that when temperatures are in the low to middle 30's road surfaces can be slippery from dew or fog freezing upon contact with the road or from standing water refreezing overnight. This time of year, drivers need to be aware of this possible hazardous driving condition and adjust speeds accordingly."

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