Schools close, virus vaccinations delayed due to storm
DETROIT — Heavy snow has forced the closure of dozens of schools, shut down some city services and even postponed COVID-19 vaccinations in a number of communities across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
About 3,000 city-run COVID-19 vaccinations scheduled at Detroit’s convention center were pushed back from Tuesday to Saturday.
Washtenaw County postponed scheduled vaccinations Tuesday, while coronavirus vaccination clinics in mid-Michigan’s Ingham County also were closed.
Virtual and in-person classes were cancelled at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Wayne State University in Detroit cancelled in-person classes. The Wayne County Treasurer’s office in Detroit shut down.
About 5 inches (12 centimeters) of snow fell in the Grand Rapids area in western Michigan, according to the National Weather Service.
The Lansing area saw about 7 inches (17 centimeters), while parts of suburban Detroit had 8 inches (20 centimeters) or more.