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Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 610 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2023 MIZ060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-040200- Shiawassee-Genesee-Lapeer-St. Clair-Livingston-Oakland-Macomb- Washtenaw-Wayne-Lenawee-Monroe- Including the cities of Owosso, Flint, Lapeer, Port Huron, Howell, Pontiac, Warren, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Adrian, and Monroe 610 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2023 ...TREACHEROUS TO NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING FROM THE I-69 CORRIDOR SOUTH TO THE OHIO BORDER... WEATHER... * Periods of heavy, wet snowfall will continue through 9 PM across widespread areas from the I-69 corridor south to the Ohio border, including all of the Detroit metro region, Ann Arbor, Flint, and surrounding areas. Sporadic blizzard conditions will be possible through 9 PM resulting in treacherous to near impossible travel conditions on all roadways, whether treated or untreated. * Hourly snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be common, with localized areas seeing hourly snowfall rates potentially approaching 3 inches per hour. Additionally, thundersnow will be possible along with a rogue lightning strike as bands of intense snowfall move south to north from the Ohio border across the Detroit metro region and up towards the I-69 corridor. * Quick heavy, wet snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches will be possible through 9 PM, with locally higher amounts possible. There remains a low chance of rain mixing in at times near the Ohio border, which may cut down on snow totals primarily south of M-50. * Air temperatures will generally hover around the freezing mark. Despite air temperatures around freezing, rapid snowfall accumulation will allow for very efficient accumulation on area roadways. * Widespread visibilities below 1/2 mile will be common through 9 PM, with whiteout conditions likely at times due to gusty northeast winds as high as 35 to 45 mph at times. Blowing snow will be minimal due to the wet character of the snow, but downed limbs and trees that have already experienced heavy load from the recent ice storm may lead to increased hazards on area roadways. IMPACTS... * Sporadic blizzard conditions are likely due to the combination of heavy accumulating snow, near whiteout conditions at times, and gusty winds up to 35-45 mph at times. && PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... * Treacherous to impossible travel is likely. Travel is not advised. * Prepare, plan and stay informed. Visit http://go.usa.gov/c7kkP
PER WB POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA NIXLE:
Maple Road and Drake has been re-opened to regular traffic as of 6:21am on Saturday, March 4.
Traffic Lights Out in all 4 directions Farmington/Walnut Lake Rd and Drake/Maple Rd at both intersections due to the weather conditions. Take an alternate route if necessary.
West Bloomfield Schools activities & sports canceled for friday, march 3
“Due to forecasted weather conditions, the West Bloomfield School District will cancel all after-school and evening activities, including sports, on Friday, March 3, in an effort to keep our families and students safe. Kids Klub will remain open until 6:30 p.m. to serve our registered families. Our high school girls District basketball game has been moved up to 3 p.m. and will still occur. The WBMS play Frozen will be canceled this evening however, both shows will take place on Saturday. Tickets will be honored at the afternoon and evening performances however, your seats may change.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Dania H. Bazzi PhD
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Preparing for a Power Outage
- Assemble an emergency kit in advance
- Battery-powered radio or television (the news media will provide updates on when electricity will be restored)
- Flashlights or battery-operated lanterns
- Extra batteries
- Candles with holders
- Bottled water
- Manual can opener
- Nonperishable food
- Disposable plates and utensils
- Wind-up or battery-powered clock
- Corded telephone (cordless phones don’t work when the power goes out and your cell phone may not work if cell towers are affected)
During and Extended Power Outage
Keep a list of emergency phone numbers handy.
Unplug all motor-driven appliances (refrigerators and freezers), heat-producing appliances (stoves, curling irons, etc.) and sensitive electronic equipment (televisions, stereos and computers) to minimize the danger of fire and to prevent an electrical overload when power is restored. Leave one light on so you’ll know when power is restored.
Keep refrigerator, freezer and cooler doors closed as much as possible. If power will be out for a long time, contact a dry ice distributor. Find a local dry ice distributor in your phone book or online.
Dry Ice is available at Meijer