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SAGINAW, MI (AP) -
Another round of bitterly cold temperatures is following a storm that dumped more than 9 inches of snow on parts of southern Michigan.
Temperatures dropped into single digits Thursday morning. The freezing temperatures combined with snow that fell Wednesday has created very tricky travel conditions on secondary roads.
There have been reports of accidents on I-75 and I-69 in Genesee County so use caution during the commute.
TV5 Meteorologist Doug Moats says temperatures will fall to around zero degrees with wind chill values near 14 below zero. Temperatures will rebound nicely for Friday afternoon.
The temperature at Detroit Metropolitan Airport dropped to 5 degrees Thursday morning, matching the record low for March 13 for Detroit set in 1896. Temperatures statewide ranged from the teens to 13 below zero in the Upper Peninsula community of Newberry.
Temperatures were in the single digits in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Warmer weather is expected Friday, with Detroit temperatures predicted in the 40s.
The snowstorm passed out of the state by Wednesday evening after dumping snow in wide areas of the southern and central Lower Peninsula. The National Weather Service reported 9.3 inches of accumulation in Holly, northwest of Detroit, and 9 inches in Kalamazoo.
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