Staff unhappy about U. of Michigan remaining open despite severe winter weather

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

University of Michigan officials didn't find the eleven inches of snow and freezing temperatures hitting Ann Arbor threatening enough to close the school's Ann Arbor campus, and some employees aren't happy about it.

"In a word, it's ridiculous. It's like a ghost town," explained U-M staffer Peggy White, who drove into U-M with her husband Monday morning. White said parking lots that are normally full by 7 a.m. are mostly empty.

"It wasn't as bad as we thought it would be, I will give the road crews credit for that," White said of the drive in. "But it's the whole way [U-M] handles it. The people who are here, we're all like 'This is stupid.'"

Most government agencies and public schools in Ann Arbor are closed due to the weather, including Washtenaw County offices, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College.

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