The expectation of a winter storm will close down the Michigan Legislature.
The state Senate and House have canceled sessions and committee meetings previously scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday because of a snowstorm that's expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some parts of Michigan.
Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph also are expected Wednesday in some areas with temperatures around 20 degrees.
Both chambers were open for business Tuesday.
Legislative offices will be closed Wednesday but might be open Thursday depending on the weather.