UPDATE: First big snow closes Farmington area schools

Farmington Public Schools closed Tuesday, after canceling after-school and evening activities Monday, as the area’s first big winter storm dumped around six inches of snow across Farmington and Farmington Hills.

St. Fabian Catholic School, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, Mercy High School, along with many other private and parochial closed Tuesday. C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills is also closed on Farmington Public Schools snow days.

Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge campus closed Monday night, classes were expected to resume Tuesday.

The National Weather Service issued snow advisory Monday, which remained in effect across the region through midnight. As much as nine inches of total accumulation fell across metro Detroit.

Following the snow, temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s during the day and mid-teens at night this week, possibly breaking some records.

Motorists reported challenging road conditions throughout the day. Traffic backed up on 14 Mile between Halsted and Drake Roads, as vehicles got stuck trying to navigate a steep incline.

Snow did not stop the City of Farmington’s leaf collection program, which started later this year at the request of city officials and residents: