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A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Oakland and Macomb Counties.

The advisory, which also covers Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair and Livingston counties, is in effect until 9 p.m., according to the agency.

Meteorologists with the service predict the affected areas could see widespread freezing drizzle through the evening before it turns into light snow showers.

Motorists, especially those traveling in the corridor between Interstate 69 and Interstate 96, should anticipate rapid changes in road conditions during the evening commute, the agency said.

Light snow is falling along north I-69 and widespread freezing drizzle can be seen between I-69 and Interstate 94, the weather service tweeted at 6 p.m.

"Wintry precipitation will continue over the next several hours before tapering off tonight," the map reads. "Minor snow accumulations are possible tonight, generally less than one inch. Highest totals (are) in the Thumb and Tri-Cities regions."

Michigan State Police said with fog and freezing drizzle covering Metro Detroit Wednesday, they are asking drivers to slow down and be cautious.

"Drive at a speed where you can control your car, truck, semi or SUV. Four wheel drive can also mean four wheel slide!" MSP tweeted. "Leave enough distance so if something happens you can apply your brakes! Slowly and stop without going into a spin, the wall, the ditch or another vehicle."

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