Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Snarled traffic and early school release sum up snowy Wednesday in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti.

Early pick-up at Tappan Middle school in Ann Arbor as snow moves in Wednesday. Photo Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

 Wednesday, December 13,  has proven to be a good day to stay at home in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, if you can, that is. As of 3:00 pm Wednesday afternoon, roads in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor are snow covered and very slippery. Washtenaw Avenue between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor is a mess and you can expect to sit in heavy traffic in either direction. Between the heavy snow and a water main break diverting traffic near the intersection of Packard and Carpenter Road in Ann Arbor that occurred Monday morning, the commute is quite miserable around these parts.

Due to heavy snow and more snow in the forecast for Wednesday evening, Ann Arbor schools closed early on Wednesday. I can say with certainty that Pattengill Elementary released students at 2:31 pm, while Tappan Middle School released their students at 1:37 pm.

Expect the snow to pick up Wednesday between 4 pm and 6 pm, which of course, coincides with rush hour.

Stay safe out there and keep off the roads if you can.

Traffic jam heading West into Ann Arbor on Washtenw Ave Wednesday at approximately 2:00 pm. Photo Purple Walrus Press.

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