Officials had to shut down southbound US 127 earlier this morning near the Trowbridge Road exit due to an accident. The highway was shut down around 5 am and was closed for about an hour. There are multiple accidents being reported this morning in the Lansing area. Please slow down and allow yourself some extra time for your morning commute.

Reported at approximately 8:15 am from Eaton 911 Traffic: "West of Charlotte, Lawrence Hwy (M-79) at Lacey Lake Rd will be closed for an extended period of time due to a vehicle crash."

**NOW OPEN. Reported at 6:25 am from Eaton 911 Traffic: "Avoid NI69 between the 69mm and 71 mm both nb lanes are blocked. you will not be able to get on the hwy from Lansing rd."

Also, keep in mind that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect until 7 P.M. The Lansing area could see 2-4" on snow with some areas seeing closer to 5" of snow. Around 3-6" of snow is possible for the Jackson area.

To try and lighten the mood, here's some helpful winter driving tips from the Bath Township Police Department. :)