Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 12, 2014

Up to 9.3 inches of snow falls on lower Michigan

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — Snow has fallen across a wide swath of winter-weary southern Michigan, leaving as much as 9.3 inches on the ground and causing spin-outs and slide-off crashes as weather disrupted the morning commute and closed hundreds of schools.

The National Weather Service says the Oakland County community of Holly had 9.3 inches by Wednesday afternoon, while Mount Clemens in neighboring Macomb County had 8.9 inches.

The weather service says 6.5 inches of snow fell at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, bringing the area within 3 inches of breaking a seasonal snowfall total of 93.6 inches set in 1880-1881.

Snow was tapering off by late-afternoon.

The northern part of the state has mostly avoided Michigan's most recent brush with winter weather.

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