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Snow, sleet, freezing rain leave roads slippery across parts of Michigan, contribute to wrecks


KALAMAZOO, Michigan — Snow, sleet and freezing rain are combining to create slippery road conditions across parts of Michigan and leading to traffic wrecks.

The National Weather Service issued advisories Thursday warning of potentially dangerous conditions, especially in the Lower Peninsula.

WOOD-TV reports two Van Buren County sheriff's deputies are recovering after two separate crashes along Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan involving semi-trucks early Thursday. One crash happened near Paw Paw and the other was near the Decatur exit. Roads were icy at the time.

Less than an inch of snow is expected in places, but icy conditions will linger. Officials are urging motorists to slow down on the slippery roads.

In the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids areas, many school districts shut their doors for the day due to weather.

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