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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


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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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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.


Gretchen Whitmer, Emergency Operations Center
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UPDATED Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is closing state government for the third day this week due to winter weather, saying the step is needed to keep people safe.

School Closings for Wednesday, January 30

Jan 29, 2019
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UPDATED at 7:45 p.m.: Lansing, Jackson, Detroit, Ann Arbor and schools across Michigan have  canceled classes for Wednesday, January 30. Click here for the districts.

School Closings for Tuesday, January 29

Jan 29, 2019
snow, Grand Ledge
Laura Michels / WKAR-MSU

Updated Tuesday at 7:49 a.m. Schools in Charlotte, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Waverly and more will be closed on Tuesday. Click here for the growing list. 

Gov. Whitmer Declares State of Emergency in Michigan

Jan 29, 2019
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Laura Michels / WKAR-MSU

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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Heavy snow has led to the closure of Michigan's state government, including the Capitol building and legislative offices. They're due to reopen Tuesday.

School Closings for Monday, January 28

Jan 27, 2019
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UPDATED Monday 10:30a.m.: Ann Arbor, Charlotte, Flint, Lansing, Waverly and many other districts have canceled for Monday, January 28. Click here for the latest.

Wintry Weather Closes Detroit Airport Tuesday Night

Jan 22, 2019
Detroit Metro Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration reported Detroit Metropolitan Airport closed Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. due to wintry weather. It is expected to reopen Wednesday at 1:00 a.m. 

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Authorities say two people have died in separate incidents after being exposed to extreme cold in western Michigan.