- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Poor road conditions following a daylong snowstorm have forced some cancellations of work shifts at Detroit-area auto plants.

First shifts at all area Fiat Chrysler assembly plants are down Monday morning due to high absenteeism.

Ford Motor Co.’s Dearborn Truck, Michigan Assembly and Romeo Engine plants also are closed. General Motors cancelled first shifts at its assembly plants in Lansing, Delta Township and Orion and its Toledo Transmission plant.

The storm dumped 16.7 inches of snow Sunday and Monday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport near Detroit - its third biggest snowfall on record. A foot to 18 inches was reported in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas. Grand Rapids and Lansing had 9 to 11 inches.

Communities across Michigan declared snow emergencies as crews worked to clear streets and roads.


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