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Posted on: January 11, 2024

City Provides Information to Community Members Ahead of Winter Storm

An orange snow plow drives down a snowy Abbot Road

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are closely monitoring a forecasted winter storm that is expected to result in a combination of wet, heavy snow and high winds beginning Friday, Jan. 12 and continuing through Saturday, Jan. 13. 

East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) crews will be working around the clock and relying on relief drivers due to the projected storm timeframe and long hours out on the road. Community members are asked to stay off the roads as much as possible and to be patient as crews clear the roadways. 

Priority routes, including state highways and major streets as well as critical areas such as stops, hills and corners, must be cleared before road crews move on to residential streets, alleyways and cul-de-sacs. 

To make the winter clean-up efforts as efficient as possible, community members should avoid parking on City streets on Friday and Saturday during the City’s efforts to clean up during and after the storm. Overnight street parking will be suspended from 2-6 a.m. commencing on Friday, Jan. 12 and running through Sunday, Jan. 14.

City offices and facilities will be closing early or working with reduced staff on Friday, Jan. 12, including the East Lansing 54-B District Court, which will close at noon and operate remotely from 1-4 p.m. and the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) which currently plans to close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12. Additionally, the open swim scheduled from 3:30-5 p.m. at ELHCC has been canceled for Friday, Jan. 12. If additional closures of the ELHCC and/or the East Lansing Public Library are required due to the progression of the storm on Saturday, Jan. 13 that information will be posted on the City’s website and social media accounts.

For more information about snow removal and property owner responsibilities, visit

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