- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Freezing rain and icy roadways forced officials to close schools in parts of Michigan and are blamed in a crash that killed a woman in the Flint area.

The weather slowed travel on Tuesday morning. Several schools dismissed students early Monday afternoon or canceled evening activities. Many schools in suburban Detroit were closed Tuesday along with schools in Bay, Genesee, Saginaw, Washtenaw and other counties.

The Flint Journal reports 23-year-old Kaitlyn Becker of Lapeer died after the vehicle in which she was a passenger crashed into a tree in Genesee County’s Davison Township. Police say the driver lost control on ice. Two young children had minor injuries.

Some roads in western Michigan are slick.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports ice was blamed for several thousand Detroit-area power outages.

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