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Published: Tuesday, 4/15/2014

Icy roads force some Michigan schools to delay classes; others clean up from storm damage


BYRON, Mich. — Icy roads are forcing some Michigan schools to delay the start of classes as other schools work to clean up following storm damage in recent days.

The Flint Journal reports schools in the village of Byron, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit, canceled classes today for a second consecutive day. On Saturday, storms that moved through the state ripped off sections of the roof at Byron Middle School.

In western Michigan, including Kent County, some schools are running on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning.

The weekend storms also blew part of the roof off the gym at Kent City High School in Kent County. The Grand Rapids Press reports damage likely is between $500,000 and $1 million. The roof will need to be replaced along with heating and cooling equipment.

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