SW Michigan

6:44 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Battle Creek digs out from winter storm

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Schools remain closed, Battle Creek City Hall open Tuesday
Battle Creek police were trading handcuffs Monday for tow straps and most residents stopped whatever they were doing to pick up snow shovels. Bitter cold Monday followed more than a foot of snow Sunday in the Battle Creek area, closing schools, government offices and some businesses.
6:41 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Governor Snyder urges people to "slow down, stay inside" during winter storm

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MDOT has 1,200 crews on state roads at peak of snowstorm on Sunday
Gov. Snyder on monster snowstorm, frigid temps: 'Slow down, stay inside' While Michigan residents dug out of a massive snow dump Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder said he had a few snow experiences of his own the last couple of days.
6:23 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

MDOT plows continue overnight, some county road commissions remove crews for evening

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MDOT's Southwest Region has 90 trucks and 180 operators
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - State highways remain in relatively good condition thanks to Michigan Department of Transportation crews working round-the-clock during this winter storm. "We're still plugging away," said Nick Schirripa, spokesman for MDOT. "Obviously, as long as the snow is falling we're going to be out there."
6:18 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Western Michigan University closed Tuesday

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Only emergency and essentials services employees are to report for work
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan University will be closed Tuesday due to the severe weather, Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations said in a phone interview. The start of the semester will be delayed a second day, due to 17 inches of snowfall and wind chill temperatures that a local weather expert are calling the coldest in 20 years.
3:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Kalamazoo officials say travel only when necessary

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Crews have been working around the clock to clear snow
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city officials are urging residents to use caution when traveling and to travel only if necessary during Monday's weather conditions. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley asked residents in a news release to keep sidewalks clear and to remove snow from around fire hydrants.

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