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An excavator loads rock salt onto a truck. (Credit: Getty Images)

Cash-Strapped Road Agencies Take Another Hit As Salt Prices Soar Ahead Of Winter

With temperatures in the 80s, who’s thinking about winter road salt? Road agencies are – and they’re seeing higher prices.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2014

A tractor removes snow along Woodward Avenue as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Federal Support For Polar Vortex Damage Rejected

State officials say they are exploring alternatives to help communities recover and rebuild.

CBS Detroit–07/25/2014

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Despite Harsh Winter, Michigan Cherry Crops Stay Strong

One grower said while the fruit looks to be in good shape, you still won’t see local fruit at this year’s National Cherry Festival.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2014

Monroe Extends School Year Due To Severe Winter Weather

Students in Monroe Public Schools are among those facing a longer than usual school year due to this winter’s severe weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2014

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Best Sledding Hills In Detroit

Middlebelt Hill in Westland and Beverly Hills Village Park in Franklin are a couple of the many great places to take the family for a day of sledding in Detroit. Get ready for some good old fashioned Michigan fun with our favorite sledding hills.

CBS Detroit–03/12/2014

Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

School Warns Parents: No More Snow Days, Even If It’s Below Zero

While many schools close when the wind chills drop well below zero, one local school will be bundled up and open for business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2014

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The Dreaded Drip: Ice Dams Lead To Leaks In Detroit-Area Homes

As Michigan creeps towards spring and snow begins to melt, the aftermath is causing one big problem for homeowners across metro Detroit — ice dams.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2014

US Charlie White and US Meryl Davis compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Davis And White Make History, Win Gold Medal In Sochi

It is a first. The first time the US has won the gold medal in the ice dance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2014

Kim Martin Hasson #30 of Sweden gives up a goal to Brianna Decker #14 of the United States in the third period during the Women's Ice Hockey Playoffs Semifinal game on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Brian Snyder - Pool/Getty Images)

US Women Dominate Sweden, Advance To Gold Medal Hockey Game

Four years ago, the Americans left the Olympics with a silver medal. And Julie Chu was determined to be back.

97.1 The Ticket–02/17/2014

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Stay At An Igloo Village In Finland

An igloo village in Finlad is open to visitors. If you’re looking to vacation in the snow, head to this arctic resort Kakslauttanen.

02/14/2014

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