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With the National Weather Service issuing a Winter Storm Warning for our area, WEMU's Lisa Barry checks in with Jim Harmon, director of operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission, to talk about efforts to keep local roads as clear and safe as possible.


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Washtenaw County and its neighboring communities are experiencing icy roads, and crews are working around the clock to make everyone's commute a lot safer.  WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County Road Commission director of operations Jim Harmon, who presents an update on the road crew's work.


All public school districts, and a long list of private and parochial schools, are closed today in Washtenaw County. There are closures in Livingston, Monroe, Wayne and Oakland counties, as well. More than 700 in total. Click through for a full listing. 

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One sector of the local business community that probably doesn't mind all the snow we've had this winter is snow removal.

Justin Brown owns Simple Lawns in Ypsilanti, which has been in business since last spring.  He says the snow has kept him extremely busy.

"Seems like every week, you know, we're out and about doing snow plowing," Brown says. "Haven't really caught much of a break."

Most schools in Washtenaw County remain on Winter Break. Classes were scheduled to resume in many southeast Michigan districts today, but weather has forced closures. For a complete listing of school closings, go to the WEMU web page at www.wemu.org. Or, click through here: http://wemu.org/school-closings.

Ann Arbor officials continue to work on helping to clean up limbs and other debris that came down during last week's snow storm.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.