‘Pretty much a skating rink’

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette

Police respond to a wreck involving several cars on M-26 Friday in Houghton. Further information was unavailable Friday afternoon, because Houghton police officers at the scene refused to comment, but the radio comments were abundant. “It’s pretty much as skating rink down here,” one officer said. When one of the squad vehicles was hit by an out-of-control driver at the bottom of the hill near the Canal Road, one officer radioed: “We’re all sitting ducks below here.” At one point, police reported an eight-vehicle pileup, with several addtional hits after that. The accident was one of numerous reported locally Friday, as slick roads made for hazardous driving conditions.