In Michigan
6:09 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Parts of Michigan dig out after storm dumps snow

ALLEGAN, MI –

Parts of Michigan are digging out after a winter storm brought as much as 17 inches of snow, strong winds and hazardous driving conditions.

Some schools in Allegan, Cass and Van Buren counties in the southwestern Lower Peninsula were closed Tuesday following the snow, which began Sunday.

The National Weather Service says Allegan County received up to 15 inches of snow from Sunday through Monday evening. In the Upper Peninsula, more than 17 inches was reported in Houghton County.

The weather service says a winter storm warning was lifted Tuesday in the northwestern Lower Peninsula. It was in effect for areas including Gaylord, where at least 8 inches was reported, and Traverse City, where several inches fell.

Officials say weather was a factor in at least two fatal accidents Sunday.