Blowing snow and limited visibility led to multiple crashes on eastbound I-96 on Friday morning.
Return of winter cold could spell trouble for power restoration.
Temperatures will be dropping into the teens today. Snow and gusty winds will produce blowing snow and hazardous driving conditions at times. Slow down!
Here are the closings and canceled events for Thursday evening in Northwest Ottawa County.
The outages affected several local school buildings, prompting the Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport districts to close for the day.
More ice, then rain, then turning colder and blustery.
A wintry mix this morning may freeze ice onto roads, trees and powerlines. Another round of wintry mix is possible tonight into Thursday. Power outages are possible and travel will be hazardous in some locations. Rivers continue to rise this week.
Patches of ice may develop on roads and sidewalks this morning. A wintry mix tonight into Wednesday morning may freeze ice onto roads, trees and powerlines.
Highs in the 40s today and Monday, then turning colder beginning Monday night.
Michigan residents are rejoicing the end of arctic conditions as the polar vortex releases its grip on the region this weekend, but there is some risk that warming temperatures and rain could lead to flooding.
A warm-up is expected over the weekend, but fog and perhaps some icing of rain on cold roads is a concern.
Weekend rain, snow melt could mean issues for some area homes.
In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam could lead to flooding.
The remarkable longevity of the cold and snowy conditions combined with the sheer number of impacts from school, business and road closures will surely make the end of January 2019 remembered for years.
Grand Haven Area Public Schools and Spring Lake Public Schools announced early Thursday evening that they will be closed Friday.