Monroe — Michigan’s deep freeze is turning into a deep thaw but many students still are on an extended holiday vacation.
Many schools in Monroe County in southeastern Michigan are closed Friday for a fifth consecutive day. Monroe Superintendent Barry Martin acknowledges that’s a long time but says area roads still are too hazardous for buses.
Martin hopes things will return to normal next week.
Summerfield Superintendent John Hewitt tells The Monroe Evening News that snow drifts are huge and “back roads are terrible.”
Temperatures in Michigan will be well-above the freezing mark, but rain is predicted for much of the state through Saturday.