SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Unseasonably mild weather and low snowfall have been cheered by some in Michigan and bemoaned by others who depend on the fluffy white blanket to make money.
Best Maintenance & Lawn Care shop manager Rick Harries says the Sault Ste. Marie company has done more sidewalk clearing and ice control than road plowing.
The National Weather Service says that part of the Upper Peninsula has received about six inches less snow so far this season than last winter.
Meteorologist Rachel Kulik says snow amounts statewide are down. About 6.7 inches of snow has fallen on the Detroit area. Nearly 13 inches had fallen by this time last year.
Oakland County Road Commission spokesman Craig Bryson says crews have used about half the amount of road salt as they normally spread.
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