Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Winter Storm Watch issued for Lapeer County

Winter Storm Watch issued for Lapeer County

Forecasters say the snow will deliver heavy snowfall after midnight and continue all night. Light snow fell over northern IN last night with a wintry mix falling south of Indianapolis. The snow is expected to start falling late Thursday afternoon and evening, continuing through Friday as the storm moves east. Tomorrow, the snow will be heaviest in the morning, making the commute to work hard. "We'll see more snow Thursday night into Friday (could be 3-6") and another several inches could fall from Sat. PM to Sun. AM. It, too, has closed its schools. Some 300 pieces of snow-fighting equipment and 220,000 tons of salt were in position, they said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

The City of Chicago has deployed its full fleet of 280 snowplows and salt spreaders and will focus on clearing Lake Shore Drive and arterial streets before plowing residential streets, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. "Now, Chicago is used to this".

By the late morning, enough warm air could push north where we could see a brief mix with some rain in Pittsburgh.

Drivers should be prepared for extreme winter driving conditions with snow and ice coating most roads. Slow down when traveling on snow covered roads.

Chicagoans are a hardy bunch, but a foot of snow is still a big deal. "We've had about an inch in the Quad Cities already, but our overall total for Thursday night and Friday is going to be in the range of 2-5" in the Quad Cities.

Residents weathered 20 inches over two days in February 2011.

By early Friday, more than 100 flights were cancelled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan. Although it's possible the storm changes tack or the snowfall amounts change, he said the storm will more than likely hit the area as predicted. State Police said about 50 vehicles were involved in the pileup in the highway's eastbound lanes just east of Kalamazoo.

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