Winter Travel Advisory

Welcome to the Michigan Department of State Police Winter Travel Advisory.  The information in this advisory is provided by law enforcement and public safety personnel working throughout Michigan.

The Winter Travel Advisory operates from late November or early December through March 30th.  It is updated twice a day or as information concerning travel conditions is received.  If you need more current or specific information, please listen to your local radio or television stations.  You may also call the Michigan State Police Winter Travel Advisory Hotline at 1-800-381-8477.

Conditions are listed for freeways and state trunk lines.  These roadways are the first to be cleared during inclement winter weather.  It is unusual for conditions on rural and county roads to be better than those listed in this advisory.  While drivers are encouraged to use all available information when making winter travel plans, even the latest, most accurate information is not a substitute for good judgment.  If weather conditions appear to be too severe to travel, they most likely are.  

Click on the map below to see travel information from that area.

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  Travel-Related Information

  Michigan State Police Winter Travel Advisory Hotline
  Phone Number: 1-800-381-8477

  Web Sites

  The Internet offers thousands of sites providing
   travel information. Here are links to just a few:


  Remember: Active winter weather and
  hazardous traveling conditions also create the
  greatest demand for police and EMS services.
  Please do not tie up telephone lines and
  dispatch personnel by calling a police
  department and requesting weather or
  travel information.