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Hundreds of Mich. schools cancel classes amid cold

Jan 28th, 2014 - State News

— The University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Central Michigan University are among hundreds of schools across the state canceling classes due dangerously cold weather.

The University of Michigan says Tuesday marks the first time since 1978 that the Ann Arbor campus hasn't had classes due to weather. Campus operations will continue. The University of Michigan Health System is keeping its hospitals and clinics open.

Wayne State University closed due to dangerously cold wind chill temperatures and Oakland University also canceled classes and events. Grand Valley State University closed all of its campuses. And Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula shut down.

Hundreds of elementary, middle and high schools closed across the state.

Michigan State University and Western Michigan University bucked the trend with plans to hold classes Tuesday.

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