Weekend storm leaves impact
LAKE COUNTY — From power outages to cancellations and hazardous traveling conditions, a winter storm caused disruption for many folks in the area this weekend.
People prepared for a possible weekend ice storm, and although the ice storm kept to the north, they still had to contend with dangerous conditions. A wintry mix of snow, stout winds, sleet and freezing rain have kept many from getting out on a mid-April weekend.
Many events were canceled in the area, including prom at Reed City High School. Many church services also were called off on Sunday morning. Several school cancellations were announced as early as Sunday.
Some Consumers Energy customers in the area lost power. Fallen limbs left a mess in yards. M-37 was closed down several hours between 68th Street to 72nd Street in Lake County due to down power lines on Sunday.
Road crews worked diligently to keep slush and ice off the roads and officials have been warning people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.