A blast of winter weather has led to a number of mid-Michigan school districts staying closed Thursday, Feb. 27.
“Kearsley Community Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 27th, due to dangerous road conditions,” reads a post on the district’s Facebook page Wednesday night.
Caro, Atherton, Bendle, Owosso, Davison, Goodrich, Morrice, Carman-Ainsworth, Ubly, Vassar, Bentley, Dryden, Montrose, LakeVille, Cass City, International Academy of Flint, Grand Blanc, Caseville, Imlay City, Harbor Beach, Flushing, Lapeer, Swartz Creek, Akron-Fairgrove, North Branch, and Mayville schools are among the districts that have canceled classes.
A complete list of school and organization closings and event cancellations are available on the ABC 12 website here.
A special weather statement from the National Weather Service notes increasing northerly winds will draw in colder air to the area, with temperatures expected to fall through the 20s Wednesday night.
“This along with falling snow is allowing snow to more effectively stick to road surfaces,” per the statement. “Light to occasionally moderate snow will persist through the evening rush. Snowfall rates may reach a half inch per hour.”
A winter weather advisory in effect until midnight Wednesday for several counties including Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Tuscola, Huron, Shiawassee, and Oakland counties calls for an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow, with a total accumulation of 4 to 6 inches by the time it tapers off.
Thursday’s forecast shows no snowfall and highs in the mid-20s, but wind gusts may reach above 30 MPH.
info source from mlive.com