LANSING, Mich. — A number of cities and municipalities across Michigan have declared Snow Emergencies that are in effect for Monday.
Among the cities in West Michigan making such declarations, are Battle Creek and Albion. If you live in these areas, here is how the Snow Emergencies will impact you, as outlined by recent press releases.
As unrelenting snow continues to fall today, the City of Battle Creek has declared a snow emergency, effective at 6 a.m. Monday morning, Feb. 2. All city facilities also will be closed on Monday; only essential personnel need to report to work.
In a snow emergency, parking on all city streets is prohibited to allow snow plow crews to clear roads as quickly and completely as possible. Vehicles left on the streets may be towed.
Battle Creek Transit also has suspended all services for Monday – both buses and Tele-Transit.
Staff will continue to monitor weather and road conditions and the city will announce when Transit services will resume and city facilities will reopen.
Reports from the Streets Division today indicate that, while plow crews are out working, the snow is falling faster than they can clear it. It is recommended that residents stay off the roads as much as possible.
When roads have been cleared, the city will announce a lifting of the parking prohibition.
The City of Albion is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY effective from 1:00 AM till 8:00 AM Monday morning February 2, 2015. This emergency is being declared reference to parking on all city streets. Any vehicle found parked on a city street between the hours of 1:00 AM and 8:00 AM will be towed at the owners expense.
Governor Rick Snyder posted some information and helpful links on his Facebook page, asking that others share the info:
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Stay safe, Michigan. Due to the emergency snow conditions impacting Michigan, and due to the snow emergency declared by several municipalities across lower Michigan, State of Michigan facilities in counties and cities in which snow emergencies have been declared will be closed on Monday February 2, 2015. State employees in these areas are asked to stay home on Monday, February 2.
For a list of counties and cities with snow emergencies, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1ztJ8TC
For helpful safety tips, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1D3DrhY