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Battle Creek issues snow emergency

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Share-ride service debuts in Battle Creek
Posted at 7:13 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-01 19:31:49-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The City of Battle Creek is declaring a snow emergency starting at 6 a.m. February 2, 2022.

During the snow emergency parking on all city streets is prohibited so snowplow crews can clear roads as quickly and completely as possible.

The emergency declaration is in effect until further notice and more information will be shared with the republic as the City of Battle Creek deems it safe to lift the emergency.

Those parked on the streets have until 6 a.m. Feb. 3, 2022, to move their vehicles or have them towed by police.

According to the City of Battle Creek, city buildings will close at noon on Wednesday

City buildings will close at noon on Feb. 2, 2022, and will remain closed Thursday and Friday. City business that can be completed online or over the phone can be done via visiting or calling (269) 966-3311.

Starting Wednesday regular bus routes with Battle Creek Transit will be running. When the weather worsens buses will operate purely on main roads, avoiding traveling on neighborhood streets. There is no set time for when the switch will happen but Transit-specific alerts can be found by signing up for alerts at

Battle Creek Transit main road listing by route (once buses begin severe weather detour) can be found below:

  • 1W West Michigan – Bus will run on West Michigan Avenue to Family Farm and Home, then return inbound.
  • 2E Emmett/East Avenue – Bus will run McCamly to North Avenue to Emmett. Bus will service Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.
  • 2W Columbia/Territorial – Heading outbound, bus will run Meachem to Capital SW to Columbia, turning around at Meijer and heading inbound to Riverside Drive. Bus will service the 20th Street plaza and Meijer.
  • 3E Main/Post – Bus will travel outbound as typical. Hamblin to Main Street, turning left on Cliff Street, going all the way to Columbia, then taking a right, traveling back to Main Street coming inbound.
  • 3W Kendall/Goodale – Washington to Goodale to North Avenue. Bus will not service Springview Tower, or the Redner and Coolidge neighborhoods.
  • 4S SW Capital – Regular route. Bus will service both Meijer and Walmart.
  • 4N NE Capital – Bus will run NE Capital Avenue. Bus will not service Cherry Hill Manor.
  • 5W Fort Custer/VA – Regular route. Bus will not service Liberty Commons.