First winter storm rolls through area Tuesday night

Clowns taking part in Tuesday's Flint Holiday Parade battle the elements while walking along the parade route. / Dillon Collier

While many schools were closed Wednesday morning, many travelers still had to brave the snow-covered roads. NBC25's Brittany Noble was in Bridgeport Township Wednesday morning and spoke with some travelers dealing with the snow and ice.

NBC25 Meteorologist Janet VanDeWinkle reports the St. John's area was hit the hardest with approximately 7" of snow. You can find out more about the rest of the week's forecast by visiting the NBC25 weather page.

Parts of Mid-Michigan got several inches of snow Tuesday as the first major winter storm of the season hit Mid-Michigan.

Heavy winds and sleet put a damper on Flint's third annual holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony, but did not cancel the event.

Parts of Metro-Detroit were flooded as heavy rain that started Monday night continued for most of Tuesday.

Several NBC25 viewers called to say many Mid-Michigan roads were icing up Tuesday night.

Saginaw County dispatch reported more than 50 traffic accidents between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.