Nightside Report Jan. 31, 2022: Detroit prepares for massive snowstorm; Oxford High School makes security changes after unauthorized student allowed on campus

Here are tonight’s top stories

Detroit's plowing plans ahead of winter snowstorm coming this week

How Detroit is preparing for this week’s massive snowstorm

DETROIT – A snowstorm that’s expected to arrive later this week could be Metro Detroit’s biggest snowstorm in seven years.

All that snowfall means the City of Detroit will have a massive job ahead of them. There are close to 1,900 miles of streets in the city and they will all need to be plowed.

Read more here.


Oxford High School makes security changes after unauthorized student allowed on campus

Students returned to Oxford High School just one week ago and already changes to the school’s security are being made after a security breach at the school.

The district says on Jan. 27 an unauthorized student was allowed on campus.

View the full report here.


🏥Michigan reports 27,423 new COVID cases, 379 deaths -- average of 13,712 cases per day


‘I lost my mom. She was my best friend’: Metro Detroit family shares heartbreak after fatal crash

A Metro Detroit family is trying to pick up the pieces after a fatal crash earlier this month.

Police said the crash was caused by a distracted driver. The family of the victim is pleading for help and preparing to file a lawsuit.

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🌨️Metro Detroit weather: What to expect from snowstorm that could be our biggest in 7 years


‘This was a suicide attempt, and I did survive’: Recognizing the signs of a mental health crisis and how to help

Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst died Sunday morning, according to her family. She was 30 years old. Police say she died by suicide.

Her death has sparked a conversation about mental health. Jordan Burnham is the director of training at Minding Your Mind, an organization that helps those with mental health struggles know they’re not alone through the power of storytelling.

Read the report here.


Finally get an N95 mask? Here’s everything you need to know about them

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Dr. Frank McGeorge has been keeping viewers up-to-date and informed on all fronts. He’s been answering your questions about the vaccine, the vaccination process and more.

Should we be concerned about the BA.2 variant?

It’s definitely worth keeping an eye out, particularly because we don’t know how well-protected people who have been infected with omicron BA.1 will be protected from BA.2. If there isn’t good cross-protection, then we could see an extension of the current omicron surge. Hopefully, that doesn’t turn out to be the case.

Learn more here.


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About the Author:

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.