Icy roads bring close to 300 closings and delays around Mid-Michigan

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) - (02/06/19) - Icy roads factored into close to 300 closings and delays Wednesday morning.

Some parts of Mid-Michigan had freezing rain. Traffic was slow moving at times along the I-69 corridor, where there were a few accidents.

U.S. 127 in the Alma area also saw slowdowns.

With the icy conditions, utility companies asked customers to be prepared for outages. Consumers Energy crews spent the morning working to restore power in areas of West Michigan.

Around 11 a.m., more than 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without power generally north of I-96 from Muskegon to Grand Rapids to Ionia. Very few outages were reported in Mid-Michigan.

High temperatures on Wednesday will reach the low 30s before falling into the 20s overnight. Another lighter batch of sleet and freezing rain is possible overnight into Thursday morning.

Any frozen precipitation will melt on Thursday afternoon, when temperatures reach the mid 40s.

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