MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A winter storm is snarling traffic on southern Michigan roadways as more than 5 inches of snow fell over roughly eight hours and continued to drop.
The National Weather Service says as of Wednesday morning 5 inches fell in the Monroe area, where whiteout conditions were reported. Monroe County schools closed as the area expected at least another inch.
Totals of 5 to 8 inches are expected in several other counties along the Indiana and Ohio state lines.
Detroit saw several inches of snow. More than 5 inches was reported in Shiawassee County. In western Michigan, the weather service says Hastings got 5 inches and Grand Rapids had more than 3.
The weather service says unseasonably cold will follow, with lows below zero in many areas Thursday night and Friday.