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Wintry Snow and Ice Mix Closes Bloomfield Area Schools Monday

A Winter Weather Advisory expired at 6 a.m. Monday, but area public and private schools are closed all day.

 

Students (and their parents?) can celebrate as the the first official 'snow-day' of 2013 is in effect. After a night of snow and freezing rain, the Bloomfield Hills Schools, and private schools in Bloomfield Hills are closed for the day.

As of 5:30 a.m., the following schools officially canceled classes due to wintry conditions:

  • Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Brother Rice High School
  • Cranbrook Schools
  • Detroit Country Day
  • Marian High School
  • Roeper Lower and Upper School
  • St. Hugo of the Hills School

Nearby districts like Birmingham, Troy and Royal Oak are also closed.

A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect until 6 a.m. Monday after several inches of snow fell overnight and then turned into freezing rain in areas. The transition to regular rain is expected to happen around sunrise, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS warned that travel can become difficult during a Winter Weather Advisory, particularly due to slippery roads and limited visibility. The forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain before 8 a.m., followed by areas of drizzling. It could become foggy after 8 a.m. Otherwise, the skies will be cloudy with high of 47 degrees.

Stay safe during your commute Monday morning by checking our live traffic map before you leave for work.

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