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Several inches of snow are predicted to arrive in the Lansing area overnight. it’s one of the first big snowfalls in the area this winter.

MDOT snowplow
MDOT

Plowasaurus Rex, Sir Salts-A-Lot, and Snowboni.

These are just some of the new names for the Michigan Department of Transporation's snowplows.

The department started giving nicknames to just plows in its Southwest region around Kalamazoo, but now, MDOT is offering Michiganders the chance to name its entire fleet.


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You can expect Michigan to be a snowy place this winter. MLive.com and FarmerWeather.com chief meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says above-normal precipitation this winter is “a pretty good bet.”


snow and barn
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Michigan school districts would not have to make up snow days that occur during state-declared emergencies under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

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Michigan's designated snowmobiling trails are closed for the season.

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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.

School Closings for Tuesday, February 12

Feb 12, 2019

UPDATED AT 8:32 A.M.

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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 Thursday at 6:15 p.m.: Consumers Energy says Michiganders will be able to end the voluntary reduction of heat at midnight. MSU returns to normal operations and tonight will be not as cold. Click here for headlines related to extreme cold in Michigan.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The bone-chilling cold we’re feeling this week in Michigan isn’t just dangerous for us.  Domesticated animals need to be sheltered from the weather too…and not just dogs and cats. WKAR’s Kevin Lavery ventured out in the subzero deep freeze to meet  Tristan Foster, a farm manager with the Michigan State University Beef Cattle Teaching and Research Center.  Foster explained what he does in the winter chill when the cows come home.

 


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