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Michigan braces for winter weather; storm recovery continues

February 11, 2019
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A car is stuck in the street on Water Street in downtown Portland, Mich., Friday, Fe. 8, 2019, near Grand River Ave. The Grand River is flooding and causing some evacuations. (Michael Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
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A car is stuck in the street on Water Street in downtown Portland, Mich., Friday, Fe. 8, 2019, near Grand River Ave. The Grand River is flooding and causing some evacuations. (Michael Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is bracing for more icy and potentially damaging weather as crews wrap up efforts to restore power to those affected by last week’s ice storms .

The National Weather Service says accumulating snow and ice are expected across Michigan, with blowing snow and hazardous travel Tuesday. Snow and freezing rain are possible into Wednesday. The Upper Peninsula is expected to get the biggest snow accumulations.

The forecast comes after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Saturday declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids, qualifying the city for additional assistance. Consumers Energy’s online outage map showed about 1,300 customers without power Monday, down from a peak last week of 231,000.

MLive.com reports shifting ice on the Detroit River caused damage to the foundation and a railing at the Grosse Ile Lighthouse.

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