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Snow and low visibility will make for an ugly commute, several school closings

Several West Michigan schools are closed due to inclement weather Tuesday morning.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lake-effect snow will accumulate several inches along the lakeshore with record cold high and low temperatures.

According to the National Weather Service, the heavy bands of lake-effect snow will continue to impact areas from Holland to just west of Paw Paw. Some communities could see snowfall rates of up to two inches per hour with visibility approaching zero miles.

Along with snow, temperatures in West Michigan will be near record cold highs for November 12. Temperatures are predicted to be nearly 25 degrees below average and wind chills could drop to 0 degrees in some places. 

13 On Your Side Forecast: Lake-Effect Snow; Record Cold

A number of West Michigan schools and organizations are closed or delaying hours today, including Black River Public Schools, Fennville Public Schools, Hlland Public Schools, Ludington Area School District, Saugatuck Public Schools, Zeeland Public Schools and more. 

Find the full list of school closings and delays here.

For drivers who take to the roads today, take the commute slowly. Officials ask that everyone turn on their headlights and clear all the snow and ice from vehicles. 

If you want to know if roads in your area have been plowed, you can track the progress of Michigan Department of Transportation plows through a map on the Mi Drive website.

Be sure to follow Dave Kaechele on Twitter for traffic updates and closures. You can also download the 13 ON YOUR SIDE app to get the latest forecast, closing, traffic information and more.



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