SPRING BREAK SNOW STORM COULD DUMP MORE THAN SIX INCHES ON DURAND
Winter Storm Watch for Shiawassee County
Posted by Durand Now at 9:16pm 4/5/17
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While Durand students are still enjoying their spring break, those whose break was last week may get a day off this week as well.  An April storm is blowing across Michigan and meteorologists are saying that it’s bringing a lot of precipitation — mostly snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Shiawassee County, saying more than six inches is possible for some areas.  The Winter Storm Watch will go into effect at 8am on Thursday and remain active until 11pm.

While any snow that falls won’t stick around too long thanks to a weekend warm-up, the snow will be of the heavy, wet variety and very well could cause problems with broken branches, downed power lines and damage to roofs and structures due to strain caused by the weight of the snow.

Be prepared for a messy Thursday. Get complete weather information on our WEATHER page.


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PRAYERS ANSWERED: NATALIE ON THE MEND
Abused Durand Toddler Is Out of Hospital and Healing
Posted by Durand Now at 11:45am 3/26/17
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The Durand toddler found beaten, burned and abused in a case authorities called the worst they'd ever worked, is at home and on the mend.  It all began on February 15th.  Natalie's paternal grandmother, Shannon Hart, told Durand Now this week:

"Natalie is recovering very well. She has amazed us. She is out of the hospital and in temporary custody while her dad completes all the steps CPS would like him to.  She has a cast on her left arm from her wrist to her shoulder and she also has a cast from just under her ribs all the way to her ankle on both legs.  She is unable to walk or crawl at this time.

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