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Storm to dump up to 14 inches snow on Michigan; Thousands of air travelers stuck, schools off

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DETROIT — A storm that's expected to bring up to 14 inches of snow is pushing across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, making roads hazardous, stranding air travelers and shutting down schools.

Expressways in metropolitan Detroit were slippery Sunday, with numerous spinout crashes and traffic moving slowly along the rutted lanes.

PHOTO: This is the Weather Underground forecast for Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 for the central region of the U.S. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
This is the Weather Underground forecast for Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 for the central region of the U.S. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

The storm is stranding thousands of air travelers, with at least 177 departing flights cancelled and many more delayed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The National Weather Service says that 7 inches of snow was already on the ground Sunday afternoon in the Detroit suburb of Wyandotte and 6 inches in Ann Arbor. The weather service predicts snowfall totals reaching 10-14 inches through Monday in the Jackson area.

Detroit and at least 16 other southeastern Michigan school districts have cancelled Monday's classes.

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