These will be the 6 worst Michigan roads to drive on Friday and Saturday
We’ve been hearing the warnings for days: Blizzard conditions smacking parts of Michigan today and Saturday will make driving in some areas nearly impossible - and very dangerous. Little to no visibility for drivers, blowing snow, drifting snow and rapidly falling temperatures. They also rounded up a list of the Michigan highways they predict will be in the worst shape for driving in the next couple days. In the areas near Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, lake effect snow is forecast to continue through Sunday. Dangerous travel conditions will last into Saturday, the NWS said.mlive.com
Jackson-area school closings for Friday, Dec. 23
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – The winter holiday break is beginning early for some students in Jackson County due to the winter weather heading to the area. Related: Dangerous Flash-Freeze definitely in play for this evening: Close look at timelineThese Jackson-area schools are closed on Friday, Dec. 23. Related: Thursday afternoon update on Blizzard: Snow timeline, freshest accumulation updateThis post will be updated as closings come in, so check back here for updates. This post will be updated as closings come in, so check back here for updates. East Jackson Community SchoolsNorthwest Community Schoolsmlive.com
MDOT prepared to work around-the-clock to clear the roads this holiday weekend
The Christmas weekend is near, but unfortunately so is a trifecta of snow, rain and heavy winds that may restrict your travel plans. Like many, the staff over at the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are watching the weather closely, too, and are prepared to ensure Michiganders can travel to their holiday festivities as safely as possible, said MDOT regional spokesperson Aaron Jenkins. Related: Day-by-day storm guide: Possible blizzard, 50 mph wind gusts, below-zero wind chillsJenkins said MDOT works in partnership with local agencies to keep the roads clear during a winter storm like the one expected this weekend. With so many traveling to see loved ones this time of year, Michigan roads see a higher volume of travel during the holiday season. And if travel isn’t necessary, his warning is to be safe and stay off the roads.mlive.com
Canadian town buried in 30 inches of snow
ST. JOHN'S, NL – Residents of a Canadian town faced a snowstorm that brought them 30 inches of now over the weekend. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada is in a state of emergency with 300 Canadian troops planned to arrive Monday morning to help take residents to emergency centers and make sure those with health issues are taken care of.
19 albino alligator eggs are at Florida animal park
(CNN) - Two albino alligators at a Florida animal park are the proud parents of 19 gator eggs, and park officials are hoping for a bounty of the rare white creatures. The eggs were discovered this month at Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park, about an hour's drive south of Orlando. Park officials crossed their fingers for a possible mating between the two and got their wish when they noticed the gators' changing behavior going into mating season. Because they are really, really rare, we want to pull them and just ensure they get every chance they can to hatch out and be successful," Biddle said in a video on the park's Facebook page. Park officials say that with the incubator, the eggs' chances of viability jump from about 60% to about 95%.
East Coast blizzard claims over 28 lives
East Coast blizzard claims over 28 lives The record-breaking blizzard that slammed the East Coast continues to claim lives. At least 28 people died from car accidents, heart attacks, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Officials are urging people to stay vigilant during the clean up. Kris Van Cleave reports from Washington, D.C., where two feet of snow fell.cbsnews.com
1/23: Massive blizzard slams East Coast; Why stampede for milk and bread when preparing for storms?
A powerful blizzard is dumping historic amounts of snow on the Eastern Seaboard and has shut down the country's most populous city; it's a snowstorm tradition: run to the grocery store and grab all the bread and milk you cancbsnews.com
Why the blizzard forecast was so off for the Blizzard of 2015
Why the blizzard forecast was so off for the Blizzard of 2015 The National Weather Service dramatically overestimated the amound of snow for New York and other areas for the Blizzard of 2015. "Weather Underground" meteorologist Jeff Masters joins CBSN's Christine Johnson and Vladimir Duthiers to discuss what went wrong with the forecast.cbsnews.com
Arctic blast takes aim at millions
Arctic blast takes aim at millions Blizzard watches have been issued for parts of New England as a powerful storm system moves towards the Northeast. The storm is expected to bring high winds and snow accumulation from a few inches to a foot of snow Tuesday into Wednesday. CBS Chicago station WBBM's meteorologist Megan Glaros tracks the latest.cbsnews.com