COLDWATER (WTVB) - It wasn’t some much the amount of snow but the cold and the wind and a winter storm warning that combined to prompt school officials across Branch County to cancel classes for today. Anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of the white stuff came down after changing over from rain around 6 a.m. Sunday.
There have been several dozen slide-offs and fender benders in Branch County with a few minor injuries but no serious traffic accidents have been reported by law enforcement agencies in the county.
But not far away in Hillsdale County’s Scipio Township, just east of Jonesville, a passenger in a car died Sunday afternoon when it ran off U-S 12 and struck a tree near Half-Moon Lake Road. No names have been released and the accident remains under investigation.