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Wayne State cancels classes due to poor weather conditions

March 2, 2018

Flint resident Sarah Elkins covers her head from the heavy snowfall as she crosses Saginaw Street on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — Poor weather conditions due to heavy snowfall have prompted officials at Wayne State University in Detroit to cancel late afternoon and evening classes.

The school says that as of 4 p.m. Thursday all classes are cancelled, but the university remains open.

DTE Energy reports 15,000 of its customers had no power Thursday evening because of heavy wet snow. The outages were concentrated in western Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for some parts of southeastern Michigan until 4 a.m. Friday.

About 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of snow or more was expected to accumulate during daylight hours Thursday with another 4 inches (10 centimeters) or more coming after nightfall.

Some cities have declared snow emergencies to prohibit parking on streets.

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