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Icy Roads Force More Than 100 Schools To Close, Snarl Morning Commute

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Thousands of students in the metro Detroit area are enjoying a “snow day” Friday after freezing rain and wintry weather left roadways too slippery for the morning commute.

Over 100 school closings were reported by 6:30 a.m., with the majority in the northern suburbs of Oakland, Livingston and Macomb counties. Slippery roads extended into Lapeer, St. Clair and Genesee counties, where some schools are also shut.

Click here for the latest school closings.

The closings come on what would have been the last day of school this year for many students.

The National Weather Service says a mix of rain and snow is expected in southeast Michigan on Friday. The wintry weather is expected to continue through the weekend, with freezing rain in the forecast for Saturday and snow on Sunday.

Here’s the forecast from the CBS Detroit Weather Team:

FRIDAY — Cloudy with periods of a rain/snow mix. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Overnight low of 33F. Chance of rain 70%

SATURDAY — Rain showers in the morning. Then a wintry mix in the afternoon. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Overnight low of 32F. Snow and ice accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

SUNDAY — A mix of wintry precipitation in the morning. Then mainly cloudy in the afternoon. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.  High around 40F, overnight low of 25F. Chance of precipitation 50%.

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