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Township Offices Closed Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Post Date:01/29/2019 10:10 PM

Please be advised that due to extreme weather conditions across Michigan, Meridian Township will be closed on Wednesday, January 30. Non-emergency responders have been advised to not report to work.

"With blowing winds and high temperatures, we are concerned for the safety of our staff traveling to and from work," stated Township Manager Frank Walsh. 

The Meridian Township Municipal Building, Service Center (Parks and Recreation), Harris Nature Center Building and Recycling Center will be closed. A Snow Emergency and lift on Snow Removal Ordinance remains in effect. 

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids with dangerously cold wind chills through Thursday of 25 to 35 below zero along with lake effect snow showers that will result in hazardous travel conditions.

• The snow will be heavy at times. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. 
• Travel could be very difficult.
• Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
• The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commute. 
• Bitter cold wind chills of zero to 10 below are expected.
• Scattered power outages possible.
• Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.

For all water or sewer emergencies, please call the Meridian Township’s Public Works and Engineering Department’s on-call number, 517.349.0010, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call the Township BEFORE calling a plumber or drain cleaner. If residents leave their homes due to power outages, it is recommended to leave water running (on each floor) at a strong trickle to avoid freezing pipes.

The City of Lansing Office of Emergency Management facilitates a Warming Center plan in extremely low temperatures to escape the cold. This is especially important for seniors and people with chronic health conditions. Warming Centers are for those that can't stay in their home during the day. They are temporary day-time shelters to warm up. The Warming Center list can be found on the City of Lansing's website as well as a list of homeless shelters.

 

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