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National Weather Service meteorologist Jared Maples said there will be light snow in the late morning and again in the evening. Temperatures will also drop Monday night and on Tuesday. 


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Crashes involving about three dozen vehicles have closed part of westbound Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan.

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Authorities say a 25-year-old man has died after being struck by a vehicle while clearing snow from the driveway of his home in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

Expect Snow, Not Ice On Great Lakes This Winter

Dec 4, 2017
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Over the past two winters, the Great Lakes have had a below-average ice cover. And that's expected to continue this year. 

Spartan Stadium in winter
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Enjoy Monday’s warm weather because Michigan will change over to winter in less than 48 hours!  National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Mead says an arctic blast is coming and it will be here for a while.


Green snowplow lights photo
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The Michigan Department of Transportation is gearing up for winter. Preparations include getting snow plows ready to hit the roads and highways of the state. Keeping roadways as clear as possible is crucial, but so is the safety of plow drivers and motorists. This year, the preparations include an important new safety feature.


Flood Warnings Issued; Local Roads Closed

Apr 7, 2017
East Lansing Police Dept.

Flooding caused by recent rains and snow melt closed some Lansing area roads on Friday.

Weekend Warm Up Ahead for Lansing

Apr 6, 2017
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Spring-like weather returns to the greater Lansing area this weekend after days of rain and snow.

Fickle weather forces MI ski resorts to adapt

Feb 16, 2017
Snow making machine at ski area
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Temperatures are forecast to reach the 50’s in much of Michigan over the next week.

Skiers and snow boarders might be excused for not planning an outing.

Dan Coles has studied the snow ski industry at Michigan State University.                     

“We’re seeing less regular winter patterns in our weather," he says.  "It makes it more difficult to rely on.”

He says more Michigan operators today deliberately offer more than skiing.

“You know, you can visit the spa," he says.  "You can visit some of their other attractions.”

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Hundreds of Michigan utility workers are preparing to help restore power to victims of the blizzard out east. Current State host Mark Bashore speaks with Flushing resident Duane Johnson, en route to the region from Consumers Energy in Flint. Johnson was in Bloomberg, Pennsylvania during the phone conversation.

Joe Linstroth

Residents throughout the state woke up to over a foot of heavy snow, following last nights large storm. Cold temperatures and high winds halted activities throughout mid-Michigan on Monday. 

The mayors of Lansing and East Lansing declared snow emergencies on Sunday, closing all non- essential government facilities. Current State spoke with several local officials for the latest on the snow emergency. 

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Storms brought heavy snow to parts of southern Michigan, with up to 10 inches reported in the Lansing area.

The National Weather Service says 7 to 9.5 inches of snow fell by Wednesday morning around Lansing. WLNS-TV reports 10 inches in St. Johns. Most Lansing-area schools were closed.
 

The snow came after heavy rains flooded some areas and roadways Tuesday. The storms left thousands without power.

ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lakes State explore new ways to make a living and build a future.

Our reWorking Michigan Monday report looks at the snow removal business.

For someone who's unemployed and has a truck, snowplowing might seem to be an idea worth exploring.

At Harrington's Lawn and Power Equipment in Dimondale, the parking lot sports a row of plows for sale.