Major storm destroys spring-like weather

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The weather in Michigan, the Midwest and much of New England continues to taunt residents, ranging from 50 and sunny one day to inches of snow the next.

With the official first day of spring roughly a week away, the Midwest and New England is being hit hard with snow.

Tuesday marked one of the warmest days Lansing has seen all year, with temperatures reaching into the low 50s. It felt like the beginning of spring.

Anyone who felt that way jumped that gun. The city of Lansing and its outlying areas woke up to find Mother Nature had dumped over five inches of snow on them.

“I was mad that I got so excited yesterday about it actually being spring in March,” Lansing township resident Ella Caudill said. “Then today I woke up and felt like I was back in the Upper Peninsula where this kind of weather in March is normal.”

Ingham county officials issued emergency warnings urging drivers to stay off the roads. Multiple slideoffs have had emergency crews working all day to pull cars out of ditches on the major highways.

Ingham County Road Commission managing director Bill Conklin, in a Lansing State Journal article said all 37 trucks have been out working to clear the roads since 5 this morning.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has issued a flood advisory for the area that will remain in effect until Friday at 2 p.m.

— Amanda Chaperon

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