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Falling temperatures, snow buried Thursday's warm-up deep into the memory banks

Freezing temperatures took hold Friday, turning Thursday's major melt into ice rinks just in time for the morning commute.

Freezing temperatures took hold Friday, turning Thursday's major melt into ice rinks just in time for the morning commute.

The overnight cold snap that swept the region left roads icy and caused a number slide-offs during the rush hour.

By the time most people were heading home from work, the main roads were back in good condition, but more snow could be on the way.

“I'm OK with change, it's winter, it's supposed to snow,” said John Vanderbilt, who lives in rural Cooper Township, an area that doesn't see a lot of action from the plows.

So, Vanderbilt takes matters into his own hands.

"I almost broke out the snow blower but it's not enough to blow,” Vanderbilt said of Friday’s snowfall. “So I'll use the shovel because I've got the time."

Back in Kalamazoo, sixth-grader David Marlow and his family made the drive to school Friday morning, although many county school districts closed for the day.

"Down there in Three Rivers they either had a two-hour delay or a snow day and I was like, ‘Are we going to have one too’,” David said.

David's mom ended up pulling him out of school anyway due to the bad weather.

"We live in Vicksburg so we have to drive all of the way down here, so it takes like almost an hour," David said.

And over at Meijer, Lianne Gonzalez found herself a bit busier with Friday’s cold snap. Gonzalez works with the store’s home delivery program.

“We’re pretty busy right now,” she said. “Yeah, it’s probably because people don’t want to go out and drive in this weather, so they kind of save it for us to do. But we don’t mind.”


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