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Winter Wallop For SE Michigan

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Snow plows and snow blowers are working overtime as Old Man Winter dumps 8-10 inches of snow on Metro Detroit. 

We’re getting some snow totals as a Winter Storm Warning remained in effect until shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning before it was cancelled.

Ten inches of snow were reported in Dearborn, Livonia, Orchard Lake, Romulus, Wyandotte and Flint. Nine inches fell in Sterling Heights, White Lake, Waterford and Yale. A total of eight inches was reported in Ferndale, Garden City, Linden, Milford, Novi, Shelby Township, West Bloomfield, and Ypsilanti, seven inches in Whitmore Lake, six inches in Lincoln Park and five inches in Manchester in Washtenaw County.

snow plow stuck 2 21 11 Winter Wallop For SE MichiganDetroit declared a snow emergency at 5:30 a.m. Monday.  Contractors will be working to plow city streets. 

Send your snowstorm photos to wwjnewsroom@cbsradio.com.

Click on here for the gallery of Monday’s winter photos.

As a result of all of that snow, the following communities have announced snow emergencies:

Berkley
Beverly Hills
Birmingham
Clawson
Dearborn

Detroit
Ferndale
Garden City
Hazel Park
Huntington Woods
Inkster
Livonia
Madison Heights
Oak Park
Plymouth
Redford Twp
Rockwood

Roseville
Royal Oak
Shelby Twp
St. Clair (in St Clair County)
Sterling Heights
Trenton
Warren
Westland

A snow emergency means you cannot park your vehicles on city streets until the snow has been removed.

Click here for the up-to-date weather forecast.

Roads were snow-covered and slick.  A number of spinout accidents were reported.  WWJ’s Traffic reporter John Bailey reports several semi-trucks had problems moving up freeway exit ramps because of slick roads. 

Click here for traffic updates.

While many schools were off for mid-Winter break, those that did have school cancelled classes.  A number of colleges and universities including Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State and University of Michigan-Dearborn also cancelled classes.

Click here for school closings.

Tune to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest information.

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