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Posted on: January 27, 2019

City of Lansing is Prepared for Forecasted Winter Weather

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing is prepared for the forecasted extreme winter weather. The National Weather Service has forecasted a significant winter storm for a large portion of Michigan, including Lansing. Snow accumulations will start after midnight on Sunday, January 27, 2019, and will continue until late Monday afternoon with approximately 6 inches of snow accumulation. This will be followed by several days of extreme cold temperatures.

“We know that a major storm and arctic cold is coming, and we are doing all we can to prepare and keep people safe,” said Mayor Andy Schor. “Our employees are ready to plow the roads, and our social services agencies are ready to serve those of need. Lansing will be ready.”

The City of Lansing urges residents to limit unnecessary travel for 48-hours following the start of snowfall, while our crews clear snow from major roads and local streets. If you must travel, please reduce your speed, and increase the distance from the vehicle in front of you by four car lengths.

City facilities plan to be open for regular business hours on Monday, January 28, 2019. Updates will be provided as necessary.

In order to be prepared and helpful during the winter storm, please remember to: 

  • Stock-up on supplies – Items such as groceries, salt, shovels, winter clothing, etc.
  • Move cars off of the street – help our first responders and plow crews, by keeping your cars off of the street as much as possible.
  • Check on your neighbors – particularly the elderly and those with disabilities.
  • Clear your sidewalks of ice and snow as early as possible to avoid forecasted extreme cold.
  • Warming Centers will be available later this week and details will be made available then.
  • Lansing Alerts – sign up for Lansing Alert notifications and www.lansingmi.gov/lansingalert.
  • Important numbers – call 2-1-1 for assistance and 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • Provide donations to those in need
    • Winter gear & monetary donations: St. Vincent, Holy Cross, Advent House and City Rescue Mission
    • Monetary donations online: American Red Cross and Capital Area United Way

For regular updates on the City of Lansing winter maintenance activities and emergency notifications, sign up for Lansing Alert text message and email alerts at: www.lansingmi.gov/lansingalert.


UPDATE 1/27/19 at 10:00PM: Due to expected inclement weather 54-A District Court will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 28th. The rest of City Hall and other city facilities will be open. Updates will be provided as necessary.


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