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Posted on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 11:51 a.m.

Snow affects visibility on Washtenaw County roads

By Staff

Predictions for snow on Tuesday proved accurate, as heavy flakes started to fall in Ann Arbor shortly after 8 a.m.


Tuesday's snowfall was heavy enough to inspire at least one pedestrian on East Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor to seek cover from an umbrella.

Melanie Maxwell |

The flakes continued throughout the morning and forecasters say they'll keep falling throughout the afternoon.

The snow - mixing with rain at times - will continue to affect visibility on Southeast Michigan roadways, according to a statement from the National Weather Service.

Also possible: slushy accumulation on roads, forecasters warned.

"Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling and allow extra time to reach their destination," according to the statement.

Tuesday's high is likely to be in the mid-30s. Light snow is forecast to return by Thursday.



Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 10:50 p.m.

I thought snow flakes were rather light in weight!!


Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 10:46 p.m.

Heavy snow? Ridiculous. This is just a light snow. It's not heavy until the snow is deep! "Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling…" Well duh! Sounds like good advice all year round! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 8:46 p.m.

What did we do to offend the Gods?


Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 10:43 p.m.

Nothing! He is blessing us in His most beautiful season! Let it snow!


Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 6:46 p.m.

it's 1:45 pm and the snow has just started in Monroe.been raining all morning.


Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 6:13 p.m.

You're late!


Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 5:07 p.m.

It's about time we saw some snow!