Hundreds of Mich. Schools Closed Amid Icy Roads

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- 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, including Grand Rapids schools. 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.

Lansing schools were among those closed. 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.

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