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Schools close as record-breaking cold moves across SE Michigan

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Another round of record-breaking cold temperatures is following a storm that dumped more than 9 inches of snow on parts of southern Michigan.

The temperature at Detroit Metropolitan Airport dropped to 4 degrees Thursday morning, breaking the March 13 record low of 5 for Detroit set in 1896. Temperatures statewide ranged from the teens to 13 below zero in the Upper Peninsula community of Newberry.

Nearly 100 schools called off class Thursday, including districts in Fenton, Lapeer, Richmond and Dundee.

Temperatures were in the single digits in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Warmer weather is expected Friday, with Detroit temperatures predicted in the 40s.

The snowstorm passed out of the state by Wednesday evening after dumping snow in wide areas of the southern and central Lower Peninsula. The National Weather Service reported 9.3 inches of accumulation in Holly, northwest of Detroit, and 9 inches in Kalamazoo.

With 90.6 inches of snow this season, the Detroit area is 3 inches from tying the record for the snowiest winter ever. The record is 93.6 inches set back in 1880-81.

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