Hundreds of schools closed amid icy roads
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:40:16 GMT —
Hundreds of school closings are reported in Michigan as freezing rain and wintry weather left roadways slippery.
Broadcasters report hundreds of closings Friday in western Michigan. In southeastern Michigan, closings are reported in counties including Oakland, Macomb and Livingston. Slippery roads extended into Lapeer, St. Clair, Genesee and Shiawassee counties, where some schools also shut.
The closings came on what would have been the last day of school this year for many students.
The National Weather Service says a mix of rain and snow is expected for Friday in the southern Lower Peninsula. In the northern Lower Peninsula, forecasters predict 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible in places.
Wintry weather is expected to continue through the weekend. Southeastern Michigan could see freezing rain Saturday and snow Sunday.
You can see the complete list of local school closings here.