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Posted: Monday, 06 January 2014 4:20AM

Blizzard Virtually Shuts Down Southwest Michigan

Heavy snow and the coldest air in decades are combining to bring the state to a screeching halt. Governor Snyder is urging people to stay home and inside if at all possible due to the weather. The Michigan Department of Transportation has every available plow out on the roads to try to keep them as clear as possible. More than a foot of snow has fallen throughout most of the Lower Peninsula since the storm started, with several more inches on the way. Southwest Michigan is just coming off an overnight blizzard warning and we remain under a wind chill warning until 8 pm on Tuesday. East-west roads are in better shape than north-south roads this morning because of the wind direction, but country roads of all descriptions are impassable in many cases. Berrien, Van Buren and Cass county authorities are still recommending you stay home if you can. I-94 west of Michigan City was closed completely this morning due to blizzard conditions and 94 near Lawrence was closed for almost 3 hours due to a weather induced wreck. With virtually all of Southwest Michigan at a standstill, your best bet before heading out this morning is to check the closings on our website and call ahead if you don't find the listing you're looking for.

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