winter weather

1:07 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Crashes up Nearly 30-percent Over Last Year

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The rash of accidents has put a strain on police budgets
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Police were inundated with slideoffs, crashes and multi-car pileups on Southwest Michigan roads over the past two months and the unrelenting snow and bitter cold. Police agencies within the Michigan State Police's Fifth District handled 3,907 traffic crashes -- an average of 63 a day -- in January, up 30 percent from the 2,982 recorded in January 2013, according to crash data collected by MSP.
7:31 am
Wed February 12, 2014

MDOT Director Says Potholes Will Follow Tough Winter

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Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation Kirk Steudle says some roadways in "every corner of the state" will be bad
LANSING - Michiganders don't need a whole lot of proof to convince them that this winter has been brutal - jaw-dropping energy bills, dead car batteries and mangled tires, and aching backs from snow shoveling are constant reminders.
8:58 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Kalamazoo city crews working to clear local streets

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City crews have also been working to repair water main breaks
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- City of Kalamazoo crews focused on clearing snow from major streets on Saturday and have been concentrating on local streets Sunday, according to a news release. On Monday, they will focus on plowing dead-end streets.
7:54 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Snow and ice drives up demand for salt

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Company in Saint Joseph says tonnage sold this year is double last year's amount.
ST. JOSEPH - The cold, snowy winter has been a busy time for Dock 63 on the St. Joseph River harbor.
12:51 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Calhoun County schools consider plans for making up lost school days

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The options include cancelling mid-winter break in February, tacking on days to the end of the school year and adding hours to the school day.
With weeks of winter left, this season's harsh cold has already forced many schools to use up their allowed number of snow days and sent administrators looking for ways to make up lost time.