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Much Of Michigan's Lower Peninsula In Winter Storm Warning

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Much of Michigan's southern Lower Peninsula, from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, is under a winter storm warning - the first significant storm of the season.

There are predictions of 7 to 10 inches of snow. At least two dozen churches in Allegan and Ottawa counties canceled services Sunday in western Michigan. In Detroit, the U.S. Coast Guard is looking for the driver of a car that plunged into the Detroit River off Belle Isle.

Forecasters say a long duration of light to moderate snowfall will affect the entire region, leaving behind accumulations up to 10 inches by late Sunday night.

State police urged drivers not to call 911 for road conditions and instead go online to Despite the conditions, Transportation Department spokeswoman Diane Cross says "too many people" still are driving "way too fast."


Many cities within the WWJ Listener area, including Lincoln Park, Canton, Plymouth, Clawson, Eastpointe, Aubrun Hills, Trenton, Garden City, Inkster, Woodhaven, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Farmington and Rockwood have announced Snow Emergencies which means parked vehicles must be immediately removed from city streets for the safety and well being of the citizens of the community.

Vehicles parked on city streets may be subject to towing twelve hours after the emergency weather declaration. Any vehicles constituting a hazard; disabled, abandoned or parked in traveled portions of roadways, may be immediately towed.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. See the live, local radar now at this link.


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