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Rain, icy temps create hazardous road conditions
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Rain followed by falling temperatures is creating hazardous driving conditions in parts of Michigan and prompting some school closings.
Below-freezing temperatures are reported again Tuesday after a warmer day Monday in parts of the state. Crashes are reported in West Michigan. The National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids says snow and blowing snow will keep roads slippery.
Some canceled classes or delays in the start of school are reported in school districts scattered around Michigan. Some athletic events also were canceled.
The weather service office in Gaylord says northern Michigan is expected to get as much as 8 inches of snow or more in places through Wednesday.
Blowing and drifting snow reduced visibility in the Upper Peninsula. Police urged people to avoid traveling between Marquette and Munising if possible.
Check out the latest forecast: http://www.wwmt.com/weather/