It's not been a good day on Michigan roads. A massive pile-up closed I-94 near Kalamazoo, a smaller one closed I-75 north of Flint, US-23 (effectively a I-75 Detroit bypass from Toledo to Flint) got shut down between Ann Arbor and Toledo and a stunt-man special saw a van dragged 16 miles in the northern parts of I-75 about an hour north of us after hitting and sticking under the back of a semi.
The weather wasn't that bad (we got 2-3 inches worth overnight in Midland), but it was bad enough, with blowing snow making driving change from OK to blinding in short order. If the snow was really bad, folks would be off the road, but this not-that-bad weather coupled with high winds proved to be a nasty package.
Flint, Saginaw and Bay City all had their schools closed today, while Midland schools soldiered on. I can see why the others opted to pack it in.