Snowstorm brings early winter to Michigan

Snowstorm drops up to 6 inches in northern parts of Michigan Tuesday. The pre-winter snowstorm caused accidents and was a factor in at least one fatal crash.

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A cold front with rain and snow showers moves across the Northeast and the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys early Tuesday morning, in this NOAA satellite image. Lake effect snow showers are occurring over the Great Lakes region, with a pre-winter snowstorm hitting parts of Michigan.

A pre-winter storm has brought snow to much of Michigan, dropping up to 6 inches in northern parts of the state and leaving a dusting in the Detroit area.

The National Weather Service says that as of Tuesday morning radar estimates showed parts of Antrim County in the northwestern Lower Peninsula area saw 5-6 inches. In parts of the Upper Peninsula, the weather service reported at least 5-6 inches fell.

Slippery roads caused accidents and were a factor in at least one fatal crash. The Ingham County sheriff's department says 42-year-old Jennifer Noelle Barrett died after being ejected Monday from a vehicle following collisions on Interstate 96 near Webberville.

In Detroit, a dusting of snow was on the ground Tuesday. The western Lower Peninsula had a few inches in places.

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