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Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days.

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Winter continues to keep a tight hold on Michigan as strong winds and more snow swirl across parts of the state.

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Hundreds of Michigan schools are closed as more snow and icy weather hits the state, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

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A utility says some of the tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power in Michigan following days of freezing rain and other wintry weather are expected to be without electricity through the weekend.

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UPDATED Friday at 6:14 A.M.:

A few area schools will be closed today. Click here for the complete list.

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Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

UPDATED AT 7:01 AM:

School closings and delays due to weather conditions for Thursday, February 7:

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Water main breaks and burst pipes due to bitterly cold temperatures have disrupted operations at a Detroit court, university buildings and other places around Michigan.

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UPDATED at 6:00 a.m.: Click here for the growing list of Michigan public schools that will closed on Friday.

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The cold snap could be over by Friday. But Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports once the cold weather eases up, there will be new issues for the state to handle.


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During periods of extreme cold, like the Midwest is facing, it is easy for exposed skin to get damaged. 


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Consumers Energy says Michigan residents can stop voluntarily lowering their thermostat at midnight Thursday. The utility is still asking people to help reduce natural gas use until then after a Wednesday fire at one of its plants — combined with record demand amid bitterly cold weather — led to concerns over the utility's ability to keep gas flowing.


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UPDATED Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.: Schools across Michigan have canceled classes for Thursday, January 31. Click here for the closings.

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Police in East Lansing said an autopsy will determine if the extreme cold weather played a role in the death of a 60-year-old man found outdoors on Wednesday.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) declared of State of Emergency on Monday hours before extreme cold temperatures were forecasted arrive in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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