Snow Emergency Declared Beginning 7:00 PM, December 22, 2022
GRAND LEDGE, MI, December 22, 2022 — The City of Grand Ledge has declared a snow emergency effective 7:00 PM on December 22 through midnight on December 24, in response to the urgent winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service. Travel is expected to be dangerous statewide today through Saturday, December 24. Blizzard conditions are anticipated with sustained winds between 40-50 mph, gusts over 60 mph possible, and wind chill temperatures near or below zero, into Saturday. All City Departments are preparing for snow removal and emergency services.
SNOW REMOVAL UNDER DECLARATION
For Public Services to effectively clear snow, drifts, and other dangerous road conditions, all on-street parking is prohibited for the duration of the snow emergency. Learn more about winter weather and snow removal in the City here.
The City has established tiered priorities for systematic snow removal, beginning with State trunk lines (M-43 & M-100) and major street routes (ie. Bridge, Jenne, Jefferson), then primary travel routes, including the Wide Walk, downtown sidewalks, and secondary and neighborhood routes. Residents outside city limits but in the greater Grand Ledge area should refer to protocols set forth by their designated county road commissions; Eaton County or Clinton County.
We urge all residents to stay home and refrain from traveling except when critically necessary. Community rooms and the gymnasium within City Hall, located at 310 Greenwood Street, will be open to residents should an extended power outage occur. These areas are heated facilities with Wi-Fi, and access to restrooms. To find additional warming centers near you, visit https://mi211.org/ and search “warming centers” or call 2-1-1.
PREPARDNESS AND SAFETY
- If you are stranded without power, in a dangerous situation, or need additional support, please call 9-1-1.
- Stay indoors if possible. If you must go out, wear layers to prevent loss of body heat and cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
- Call family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
- If travel is imperative, pack an emergency supply kit with essentials like salt or cat litter, jumper cables, flashlight, shovel, food, water, and blankets.
The City will utilize GLAlerts, the City’s website: www.cityofgrandledge.com, and Facebook (@GrandLedgeGovernment) to notify residents of emergency center openings and other pertinent storm information. To sign up for GLAlerts and stay informed of emergencies, City updates, road closures, and more, text “GLAlerts” to the number, 67283.