Grim Forecast Shuts Down Legislature

LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan lawmakers are giving themselves a couple of snow days.

“Sometimes it takes the legislation a long time to make a decision, but for Randy Richardville, head of the Michigan Senate, the Republican leader, he made this one  very clear,” said WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick.

“He [Richardville] said ‘I got up this morning, looked at the weather forecast, and said we’re outta here,'” Skubick said.

The Michigan Senate will not be meeting Wednesday or Thursday. They don’t usually meet on Fridays.  Skubick said Richardville is hoping that everything will blow over quickly so they can return to work next week.

The Michigan House has also cancelled sessions, due to the snow.

Up to 12 inches of snow is expected to fall on Southeast Michigan by end of the day, Wednesday. A Blizzard Warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

WEATHER  –  TRAFFIC SCHOOL CLOSINGS

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