Eight to 12 inches of snow could fall on Saginaw, Midland, Bay City and parts of the Thumb, the National Weather Service warns.
The Flint area and Pontiac can expect 7-11 inches.
Saginaw School District sent a message early Tuesday evening informing students and staff that buildings will be closed on Wednesday, March 2, “due to severe inclement weather.”
The message said it is a total shut down and “no staff should report.”
All Saginaw County governmental offices will also be closed.
“All nonessential personnel should not report to work,” a media alert said.
Police are advising motorists to stay off the roads if at all possible.
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