There are still some without power following Monday morning’s winter storm, but electricity has been restored to most of the thousands who were in the dark in Southwest Michigan. About 300 outages remain in scattered areas around Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties. Even though power has been restored in most places, there are still several trees with low hanging branches due to heavy snow on them, so additional outages are possible as some of those branches are sitting on power lines.

The storms also led to several school closings yesterday. Bellevue Community Schools and Maple Valley Schools remain closed today.

Meanwhile dozens of slide-offs and accidents caused a messy commute for the post-holiday morning drive, not just locally, but across much of Michigan and even caused one death. Michigan State Police troopers say a 48-year-old woman died when she lost control of her car on M-66 in Ionia County and slid into the path of a pickup truck.