GENESEE COUNTY – About 8 inches of snow fell Wednesday throughout the Flint-area, closing schools and slowing traffic for the afternoon commute.
Heavy snowfall prompted school districts to send students home early and contributed to accidents around the county, tying up emergency personnel in most communities. Crashes led to the closure of both eastbound and westbound Interstate 69, late Wednesday afternoon..
School districts including Grand Blanc, Clio, Davison, Flint, and Carman-Ainsworth in Genesee County, as well as Lapeer, Dryden and North Branch in Lapeer County and Corunna in Shiawassee County, canceled classes Dec. 14.
A winter storm warning, issued by the National Weather Service, remained in effect until midnight Thursday, for multiple counties, including Genesee and Lapeer.
Genesee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mark Young, in consultation with Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell and Chief Judge Richard Yuille, determined Wednesday, it would be in the best interests of employees if they were dismissed early.
Operations at the county resumed Thursday.
According to the National Weather Survey in Flint, the area received approximately 8 inches of snow, Wednesday. Temperatures in Genesee County, Thursday, were 13 degrees late-morning, with the forecast for the remainder of the day clear and sunny. – Gary Gould