UPDATED 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7
The new year came stomping in with a vengeance, leaving the area to battle heavy snow, winds and extremely frigid temperatures. Officials have estimated as much as 20 inches of snow has fallen in the area since between Jan. 1 and Jan. 6 that sent residents scurrying to local grocery stores over the weekend and has given snow plow drivers trouble keeping rural roads clear.
Already today (Tuesday, Jan. 7), Britton Deerfield Schools andÂ Blissfield Community Schools Â have announcedÂ they will have no school Wednesday. Blissfield has announced its competitive cheer meet scheduled for Wednesday will take place Monday at Columbia Central instead.Â Â The home Blissfield varsity wrestling meet scheduled forÂ Wednesday has been moved to Thursday, 5:30 p.m., according to Steve Babbitt, athletic director, and Â Thursday’s Blissfield Â freshman basketball game will be played in the middle school gym.
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Two-way traffic on U.S. 223 near County Line Highway in Riga Township has been restored. Police and fire crews were called to the scene of a jackknifed semi trailer shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Police also discovered a Jeep rollover accident east of the semi’s location.
Traffic was shut down as wrecker crews removed the semi trailer. As of 4 p.m. the Jeep had not been removed.
Police have been responding to stranded motorists locations in both Lenawee and Monroe counties Monday and Tuesday. With record low temperatures and wind chills officials in both counties have issued advisories. Lenawee County Sheriff Jack Welsh and the county emergency management office has issued a travel advisory recommending people stay off the roads. Monroe County Sheriff and the Monroe County Emergency Management Office have requested people not drive on county roads until 7 a.m. Wednesday.
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OTTAWA LAKE â€” U.S. 23 is currently open in both directions according to the Michigan State Police. An accident shut down the southbound lane at approximately 11:30 a.m. The accident allegedly injured a state trooper and at least five vehicles were involved in one crash. No other known injuries are reported at the time.
The road was shut down for a significant amount of time. According to the Michigan State Police the road was open at 1:30 p.m. However, police said they have had numerous problems in both directions on the freeway throughout the day.