At least 5 inches of snow fell during a blustery Wednesday in Rochester and Rochester Hills as the area transformed into a scene fit for a snow globe.
According to the National Weather Service, the snow was expected to continue on Thursday until about noon; a chance of additional snow was in the forecast for Friday and Saturday.
The snowfall Wednesday delayed and grounded planes at Detroit Metro Airport and slowed traffic on Oakland County roads — including busy roads in Rochester and Rochester Hills.
"Heading South on Rochester. Barely slid to a stop at the light over the M-59 bridge. Very slick," posted Elizabeth Symonenko on the Rochester Patch Facebook page.
"Auburn west approaching Livernois pure ice. Just helped a guy in a pickup that couldn't get through," posted Leslie Brown.