Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 16, 2013

With winter days away, snowstorm grips Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — A pre-winter snowstorm continues to grip parts of Michigan, with accumulations already topping 9 inches in the state's southeastern corner.

The National Weather Service says snow was falling at most of its Michigan reporting points at 6 p.m. Sunday, with temperatures ranging from minus 2 at Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula to 22 at Beaver Island in Lake Michigan and at Ypsilanti in southeastern lower Michigan.

The weather service says the storm has dropped 9.1 inches of snow at Newport in Monroe County, 8.7 inches at Morenci in Lenawee County and 8.4 inches at the Wayne County community of Wyandotte south of Detroit.

State police say they've handled at least 85 crashes in southeastern Michigan alone, plus many other assist calls.

So far, no serious injuries have been reported.

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