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West Michigan school closings for Tuesday, Jan. 23


GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Dozens of schools across West Michigan are closed Tuesday, Jan. 23, with ice and snow is impacting the morning commute.

Schools in Kent, Ottawa, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Allegan, Ionia and Van Buren counties are among those announcing closures.

School districts closed include Forest Hills, Kalamazoo, Hudsonville, West Ottawa, Muskegon, Portage, Rockford, Mona Shores, Saugatuck, Allegan, Grandville, Zeeland, Caledonia, Wayland, Grand Haven, Paw Paw, Ionia, Belding and Spring Lake.

RELATED: Freezing rain, snow prompt Winter Weather Advisory for 38 Michigan counties

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. for the southern half of Lower Michigan due to forecasted freezing rain, snow and sleet, according to the National Weather Service Grand Rapids. The advisory stretches across West Michigan from Muskegon down to Benton Harbor.

On Monday, the National Weather Service warned of the hazardous road conditions Tuesday morning commute, advising motorists to beware of slippery roads and drive slowly.

Some other Kent County school districts closed are Northview, Kenowa Hills, Cedar Springs, Lowell, Byron Center and Kent City. In Ottawa County, Jenison, Coopersville, Allendale are closed as well as charters including Black River Public Schools and Eagle Crest Charter Academy.

Other Muskegon County school districts closed are Fruitport, Ravenna and Reeths-Puffer.

Related: How the decision is made to cancel school in West Michigan

Several schools in the far southwest corner of Michigan announce closures Monday night including Three Rivers, Centreville, Colon and Sturgis.

For a complete list of closings in the region, visit WZZM-13′s school closing page here.

Related: Superintendent apologizes for keeping school open in sub-zero wind chill



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