Downtown Ann Arbor is now basked in sunshine, and the sidewalks are cleared, but that doesn’t mean people are venturing out just yet. Main Street remains a little quieter than normal Wednesday afternoon, following another snowstorm.
Wet, heavy snow blanketed portions of the region late this morning. Add in a bit of freezing rain and light rain showers, and you have the makings of a bad weather day.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4pm for Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Snowfall totals could exceed two inches and ice accumulation could reach a tenth of an inch. that makes for potentially slippery and hazardous road and sidewalk conditions, so caution is advised.
Communities across the nation are facing shortages of road salt thanks to this year's harsh winter weather. Ann Arbor isn't in as bad a situation as many communities but the city is looking at buying more salt.