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Snowfall at MSU photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

UPDATED at 7:30 a.m.: Fowlerville Community Schools, Grass Lake Community Schools and Howell Public Schools are closed today.

Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

On Friday morning, Andi Crawford, City of Lansing Department of Planning & Neighborhood Development director talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about how volunteers can help flood victims this weekend. 


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Despite the flooding and some evacuations, the Lansing School district says 83 percent of students attended class on Thursday. 

MSU police barrier at flooded sidewalk
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

INCLUDES MAP | UPDATED Thursday 2:00 p.m.: There are no evacuations on the Michigan State University campus as water from the Red Cedar River continues to rise. Several roads and parking lots remain closed.


Erik Kostrewza in WKAR Studio
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

WLNS-TV meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa joined WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen in studio on Thursday morning to talk about the conditions that caused the severe flooding around the Lansing area. He also explained why driving in even 2-feet of water is terribly dangerous and what's created an epidemic of potholes in our area. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lansing mayor Andy Schor expects nearly 300 homes to be severely flooded. A lot of concern is in the Urbandale neighborhood west of US 127 and north of I-496. WKAR went with along with two volunteers as they spread the word about evacuation orders for the Urbandale neighborhood in Lansing on Wednesday evening. 


School Closings And Delays: Feb. 21

Feb 21, 2018
Back of a school bus
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There are several school closings and delays due to weather.

Grand River photo
WKAR File Photo

Later this week, the Grand River in Lansing is expected to be at its highest level since 1985. The National Weather Service predicts the river to be cresting at 14 feet on Friday.


School Delays And Closings: Monday, Feb. 12th

Feb 12, 2018
Charlie Nick / WKAR-MSU

There are school delays and closings on February 12th, 2018 due to weather.

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Updated at 6:30 a.m.: The Lansing and Jackson school districts and several other districts have closed ahead of a winter storm on February 9. Some parts of the Lansing area are expected to receive 6-8 inches of snow. Areas to the south could receive 8-10 inches of snow. Click on this story to see the list.

Winter
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

A wintry blast of weather it taking aim at the Upper Midwest, with forecasters warning that the storm could bring up to a foot of snow to some states.

Satellite image of Michigan
NOAA

There’s a winter weather advisory in effect from 9 p.m. tonight until midnight Friday for heavy snow.

School Closings: Monday, Jan. 29

Jan 29, 2018
Charlie Nick / WKAR-MSU

UPDATED: 9:11 AM The following schools are closed Monday, January 29th

Ice
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning people in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio to avoid ice-covered waters as mild weather makes them increasingly unstable.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Several mid-Michigan public schools will be closed on Friday, January 5 because of forecasted bitter cold temperatures.  Click here for the list.

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