A mix of rain, sleet and heavy snow Tuesday into Wednesday morning resulted in a "snow day" for Troy schools.
About 500 schools and school districts in southeast Michigan were closed Wednesday, including Avondale Schools, according to various news reports.
As of Tuesday night, a winter weather advisory had been issued until 12 noon Wednesday by the National Weather Service (NWS). The advisory cautioned of hazardous travel conditions caused by poor visibilities, as well as the possibility of power outages due to the wet, heavy snowfall weighing on tree branches and power lines.
The wintry mix began in Troy shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. It started as sleet, then turned to a slushy snow. About 3 inches of snow covered the ground before midnight.
According to the NWS, the snow was expected to continue Wednesday into Thursday morning. Temperatures were expected to be in the low 30s Wednesday; an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow were predicted.
What else is closed? Post closings or cancellations here; check back with Troy Patch throughout today for updates on the winter storm.