Slick roads close schools for three days

January 18, 2019

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

Rain and freezing temperatures earlier this week caused “black ice” conditions and closed area schools for three more days, bringing this year’s total to six times school has been cancelled due to the weather.

The rain combined with freezing drizzle closed schools all across the State.

A semi jack-knifed on US-10 at the Coleman exit Tuesday morning resulted in traffic being closed down for the accident that completely destroyed the semi-trailer.

A semi jack-knifed on US-10 at the Coleman exit Tuesday morning resulted in traffic being closed down for the accident that completely destroyed the semi-trailer.

Slippery roads due to freezing drizzle caused wide-spread traffic slow-downs and accidents across Michigan, the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids said.
Their post on Tuesday predicted continued “freezing drizzle” (icing up on contact) through the evening and into Wednesday morning. A Winter Weather Advisor for the area was issued.

Debris was all that remained of the semi trailer that was destroyed in an accident on US-10 near Coleman this week. Icy roads caused accidents all over mid-Michigan.

Debris was all that remained of the semi trailer that was destroyed in an accident on US-10 near Coleman this week. Icy roads caused accidents all over mid-Michigan.

Wednesday temperatures continued in the 20s with a wind chill in the teens, but sunshine in the afternoon melted the ice on most paved roads.

Thursday predictions included light snow, with the greatest potential south of I-96.

AccuWeather predicted a cloudy Friday and Saturday with temps in the low 20s and 1-2 inches of snow on Saturday. Sunday, according to the prediction will be cloudy and “bitterly cold,” with a predicted high of only  9 to 14 degrees.

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