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Posted on: February 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Guidance

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids is predicting eight to 12 inches of snow over the next 24 hours. The City of East Lansing urges residents to limit travel while crews clear snow from major roads and local streets.

East Lansing residents are reminded to clear sidewalks and remove vehicles from streets to facilitate plowing operations. Hazardous conditions may develop due to strong winds causing blowing and drifting snow, so please use extra caution if you must travel.

City winter maintenance crews have commenced salting and plowing operations on bridges, overpasses and major streets. City crews will work continuously throughout the storm to keep major thoroughfares as clear as possible.

Citizens are reminded that city ordinance requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Residents are asked to remove all parked vehicles from all city streets until snow clearing operations are completed in your area.

City ordinance prohibits on-street parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., but it will greatly facilitate plowing operations if vehicles are not parked on City streets at any time until these operations are completed. Vehicles parked on city streets that interfere with plowing operations may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense. Local street plowing operations will begin as soon as major streets are cleared, but it takes several days to plow all streets after a major snow storm.

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