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MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

It was a cold February day when MI House Representative Lisa Poshumus Lyons took a flying leap into a freezing pool for charity. It was the Legislative Polar Plunge at the Capitol Building in Lansing for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes. About 20 Michigan Legislators, plus Lt. Governor Brian Calley lined up to show their support for Special Olympics Michigan. The second annual Legislative Polar Plunge raised more than $30,000 to benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This Polar Plunge was one of 28 Polar Plunges throughout Michigan from January through this month to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.

Closings Around Grand Rapids Today

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Forest Hills school bus in AM accident

Forest Hills school bus in AM accident

CASCADE, MI – The icy roads made for a dangerous commute this morning.  Numerous accidents and slide outs were reported in Kent County.  A Forest Hills school bus was rear ended this morning on Cascade Road.  There were no reported injuries.  Cascade Road looked more like a skating rink as several cars skidded off the street in the morning commute. 

I-96 wasn’t much better.  Most drivers seemed to take the advice posted on the MDOT sign to slow down in slippery conditions.  A commute that normally takes 15 minutes took 45 minutes this morning as most motorists slowed down. 

Closings Around Your Community Today

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Grand Rapids weather related closings

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Grand Rapids Comm. College: Closed., GRCC Main & DeVos classes are closed due to power outage. Classes that begin at 10 a.m. or after will be held as scheduled. .


Grand Rapids Public Schools: Central High, UPrep, GR Montessori, School of Health Sciences and Turning Point Academy closed due to power outage. .


First United Methodist-GR: Closed Today; Due to Power Outage

Weather Closings In Grand Rapids North Today

Knapp Charter Academy

Wellspring Prep

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Power Should Be Restored By End of Today

Power Should Be Restored By End of Today

There are still some power outages around the state after last night's storm. But according to Consumer's Energy, that number should be close to zero by the end of the day. Here's what is left around our WZZM13 My Town Communities among Consumer's Energy customers.

Allegan County (38);

Barry County (26);

Kalamazoo County (35);

Kent County (100); 

Muskegon County (78);

Ottawa County (25)


News release from Consumers Energy


11:30 a.m. (Final) Update

JACKSON, Mich., Jan.