CXOLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - School officials everywhere in Michigan are making absolutely sure about the severity of winter weather conditions before announcing any more class cancellations since in most cases additional lost days will just have to be added on to the end of the calendar year in June. The number of snow days has already reached double digits in quite a few districts. Most Branch County schools today saw fit to stick with two hour delays this morning rather than calling off classes in the face of blowing and drifting snow with some roads drifted over as well as below zero wind chills.
Union City initially put out a 2-hour delay but then around 7:40 am changed it to a closing with no classes today. Most schools in St. Joseph County are shut down today and the closer to the lakeshore you get, it’s the same story because of more widespread white outs and blizzard like conditions. More decisions on possible closings are expected Friday morning, not so much because of the snow but due to the wind chills expected to dip as low as 20-below zero with real temperatures approaching 12 below to 15 below zero.