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Kevin Lavery / WKAR

A police chief says only three people had minor injuries in a chain-reaction crash involving about 40 vehicles on a snowy southwestern Michigan highway.

Breslin Center
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A broken pipe sent water pouring from the ceiling near an entrance to Michigan State University's Breslin Center basketball arena.

Twitter/USCG Great Lakes

UPDATED at 7:15 p.m.: The U.S. Coast Guard says ice-breaking ships have freed two vessels that were stuck in the St. Marys River.

Grayling, Michigan Visitor's Bureau website

For those planning to go snowmobile riding during the holiday week, be advised that some Michigan trail segments are closed.

snowy road, CATA bus
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Meteorologists are warning of wintry weather conditions for swaths of the southern half of Michigan on Christmas Eve.

Many mid-Michigan schools will be closed Thursday because of Wednesday's snow storm that dumped 5-8 inches of snow on the area. Here is the list:

Many Schools are Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Dec 13, 2017
Winter
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Due to weather conditions, evening activities at many schools in the mid-Michigan area have been cancelled.

National Weather Service

Prepare to deal with snow all day today and especially this evening. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

National Weather Service meteorologist Jared Maples said there will be light snow in the late morning and again in the evening. Temperatures will also drop Monday night and on Tuesday. 


City of Holland

State officials say the flow of crude oil through twin underwater pipelines has been halted temporarily because of high winds and waves in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.

Expect Snow, Not Ice On Great Lakes This Winter

Dec 4, 2017
April Van Buren/WKAR

Over the past two winters, the Great Lakes have had a below-average ice cover. And that's expected to continue this year. 

Spartan Stadium in winter
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Enjoy Monday’s warm weather because Michigan will change over to winter in less than 48 hours!  National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Mead says an arctic blast is coming and it will be here for a while.


Fireworks over the state capitol dome and christmas tree
WKAR

Downtown Lansing is gearing up for the 33rd annual Silver Bells in the city parade and state of Michigan tree lighting on Friday night. But if you're planning to go, meteorologists advise you keep the rain gear handy.


Lansing
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

With temperatures on forecasted to be near record highs, several schools will dismiss early on  Monday.

This weekend, Current State takes an in-depth look at what happened when organizations asked the state Civil Rights Commission to ban discrimination of GLBTQ people in Michigan. Plus, we hear from Capital region residents who have loved ones in earthquake damaged Mexico City and hurricane damaged Puerto Rico. We'll go on a tour of a community center helping Lansing for nearly 50 years. 


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