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Storm leads to travel warnings, power problems

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 12, 2014 at 8:26 am •  Published: March 12, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Snow and ice across southern Michigan are prompting warnings about travel and causing power problems.

The Battle Creek Enquirer and WOOD-TV report that Battle Creek temporarily suspended all public transit services because of the weather conditions. The city says staff would monitor the weather and resume services when conditions improve.

In the Lansing and Jackson areas, WLNS-TV reports at least 4 inches of snow has fallen in places with many accidents and slide-offs happening on the roads. In Eaton County, authorities are warning people to stay off the roads if possible unless necessary.

In southwestern Michigan, Indiana Michigan Power reports that around 1,200 customers are without power in the utility's Michigan service area. The utility says snow and ice weighing down tree limbs and power lines are causing power problems.