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Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 2:47 p.m.

Wind advisory issued for Ann Arbor area; winter weather advisory canceled

By Cindy Heflin


Pedestrians walk along a sidewalk bordering the University of Michigan campus in snow and wind Friday.

Daniel Brenner |

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for southeast Michigan, including Washtenaw County, until 1 a.m. Saturday.

The wind advisory replaces a winter weather advisory that was scheduled to last until midnight.

The weather service said winds will gust to 40 to 45 mph at times and there may be occasional brief reductions in visibility from blowing snow.

Winds could bring down small tree limbs, which could cause sporadic power outages, the weather service said.

Wind gusts can also make driving high-profile vehicles, such as vans and SUVs, difficult.

A few power outages had already affected the area Friday, including one Friday morning at Skyline High School, which sent students home for the day.

Slippery roads that resulted from a light snowfall Friday also caused several accidents, including one in which a semi slid down an embankment near the east triple-decker intersection of M-14 and U.S. 23 on the northeast side of Ann Arbor.

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Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 1:45 a.m.

Rats.....Like someone else said a few days ago ( paraphrasing ),I spent good money to get my snowblower running and I want to use it !


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 1:15 a.m.

My lights just flickered. 8:15 pm Friday. Pixie dust all over. Hmmm.