Hundreds of Michigan schools cancel classes due to dangerously cold weather conditions

University of Michigan cancels classes 1st time for weather since '78

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Central Michigan University are among hundreds of schools across the state canceling classes due dangerously cold weather conditions.

The University of Michigan says Tuesday marks the first time since 1978 that the Ann Arbor campus hasn't had classes due to weather. Campus operations will continue. The University of Michigan Health System is keeping its hospitals and clinics open.

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Wayne State University in Detroit closed due to dangerously cold wind chill temperatures and Oakland University in suburban Detroit also canceled classes and events. Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula community of Marquette shut down.

Hundreds of elementary, middle and high schools closed across the state.

Michigan State University and Western Michigan University bucked the trend with plans to hold classes Tuesday.

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