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Several Cities Declare Snow Emergencies Amid Major Winter Storm

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A fender bender in the snow along I-696.  (credit: Marisa Fusinski/CBS Detroit)

A fender bender in the snow along I-696. (credit: Marisa Fusinski/CBS Detroit)

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Forecasters predicting 12 – 16 inches of snow would fall on metro Detroit —and many cities are expecting just that.

As of late Saturday night, the National Weather Service said most of southeast Michigan received at least a half-foot of snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 a.m. until  4 a.m Monday.

Forecasters say there’s about seven inches of snow in Monroe, six inches near Metro Airport and around Downriver, five inches in the Ann Arbor area and four inches in Milford.

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A number of cities have declared snow emergencies, meaning residents have to move their cars and trucks off city streets so plows can clear the roads. Those who don’t move their cars could be ticketed and/or have their vehicles towed.

The following cities have declared a snow emergency: 

Allen Park

Auburn Hills

Berkley — from 3 p.m. Sunday until the roads are cleared

Beverly Hills

Birmingham

Bloomfield Township

Canton

Clawson

Eastpointe

Ferndale

Fraser

Garden City — beginning at noon today

Huntington Woods – through 8 p.m. Monday

Hazel Park – 8 a.m. Monday – 8 p.m. Monday

Lincoln Park — residents have until 10:00 p.m. Sunday to get their vehicles off the streets or risk being ticketed or towed

Madison Heights

Mount Clemens

Oak Park – 8 p.m. Sunday – 8 p.m. Monday

Pontiac

Rochester

Roseville -

Royal Oak

Southgate — thru midnight Monday

South Lyon

St. Claire Shores

Sterling Heights – beginning 10 p.m. Sunday

Utica

Woodhaven

There will be more cities declaring snow emergencies – if you do not see your city on this list – call your local police department (non-emergency) or check with the city hall in your area.

Forecasters say snow will continue to fall across metro Detroit through Monday, with brief bursts of heavier snow possible at times. Temperatures will be in the lower teens, but the wind chill will be between zero and five below.

Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:

Sunday Night — Snow in the evening; storm total snowfall 12-16 inches. Cloudy and frigid.  Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Low 2F.

Monday — Extreme cold. Mostly cloudy and windy with a couple of snow showers.  Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. High 2F.
Monday Night — Partly cloudy, breezy with the temperature breaking the record low temperature.  Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Low -9F.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.

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