The foot print of the storm extended from the northwest to the southeast with northern areas -- especially northern Oakland County -- receiving three to four inches while east-side communities mostly received a mixture of rain and sleet.
The Road Commission for Oakland County scrambled its entire fleet at about 3 a.m., according to RCOC spokesman Craig Bryson.
"We put almost 120 trucks on the road to do salting and some plowing," Bryson said.
"The northern part of the county did get hit, but here in Beverly Hills -- where the road commission is headquartered -- we received a decent dusting. We've mostly been salting, but we did do some blading in the northern part of the county where we received about four inches."
Bryson said the commission's fleet of trucks was mostly concentrating on the freeways.
"We haven't started yet on subdivisions and secondary roads," Bryson said.
"People in the subdivisions may find their roads a bit sloppy, but things should be fine once they get out onto the main roads."
By 7 a.m., Flint was reporting up to five inches of snow while three inches fell in Lapeer, 4 ½ inches in White Lake and 3 ½ in Howell. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Tilley said less than six inches of snow fell in some areas north of Detroit.
Communities to the south saw far less, but one to two more inches are expected throughout Monday. The Saginaw area already had up to six inches and also could get another inch or two, while Crystal in Gratiot County had seven inches of snowfall overnight.
About eight inches fell in Leland in the northwestern Lower Peninsula and 12 inches in Traverse City.
There were very few problems at Metropolitan Airport, according to airport spokesman Mike Conway.
"We're looking pretty good this morning," Conway said.
"It looks like everything is getting off on time, including early morning flights. We had no problems yesterday. No deicing was necessary because of higher temperatures; we lucked out."
Depending on their commute, early morning motorists face a menu of weather conditions that vary from a steady snow fall to sleet to slush to virtually no snow at all. The Michigan State Police are reporting the normal number of crashes, fender benders and spin outs.
In Ann Arbor, downed power lines closed Main Street between Huron view Boulevard and Lakeshore Drive.
According to Detroit News reporting partner WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), the following schools are closed:
• Garden City High School
• Belle Ann Elementary
• Genesee ISD
• Goodrich public schools
• Grand Blanc
• St. Thomas Moore
• North Branch public schools