Here’s how Michiganders spent their first snow day of 2023

A Dearborn park was packed after dark with people looking for a good run on the sled

DEARBORN, Mich. – Wednesday brought the first snowstorm of the year, and people have been shoveling periodically across Michigan.

Local 4 went out to Dearborn, where kids were enjoying their snow day, and others were trying to dig themselves out of the massive snow.

“You know this is Detroit,” said Lorenzo Houston. “Usually, it isn’t that bad. This time it’s that bad, for me anyway.”

From the City of Detroit to the suburbs, the snow that fell Wednesday (Jan. 25) needed attention.

“If you don’t have a snowblower, you can’t do this by hand,” Houston said.

Sure, the snow made a mess of things, including the roads, but it felt like a winter wonderland.

Some were dreading the snow but not Joe Morabito.

“I just love being out here,” said Morabito.

Morabito is the kind of guy you’d want living next door as he dusted off his snowblower and excitedly started clearing the snow from his driveway and sidewalks.

“We do each other’s snow every once in a while, but my neighbor has a little snowblower, so he couldn’t have plowed this,” Morabito said.

It wasn’t all bad, as there was plenty of fun to be had, including at a Dearborn park was packed after dark with people looking for a good run on the sled.


About the Authors:

Pamela Osborne is thrilled to be back home at the station she grew up watching! You can watch her on Local 4 News Sundays and weeknights. Pamela joined the WDIV News Team in February 2022, after working at stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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.