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Posted on: February 1, 2022

East Lansing City Manager Declares Snow Emergency, On-Street Parking Temporarily Prohibited

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas, with consent from East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon, has declared a snow emergency in East Lansing ahead of a winter storm forecasted to result in significant accumulations in the mid-Michigan region over the next two days.

The snow emergency will be in effect from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 to 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. During this time, on-street parking in the City of East Lansing will be prohibited, per section 38-43 of the East Lansing City Code, to aid in more effective snow plowing operations for East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) crews. Parking in downtown East Lansing’s gated lots and garages will be free during the same time frame for those who need to park extra vehicles.

DPW crews will be working around the clock to keep East Lansing’s streets safe and passable, focusing on major streets first before moving to residential streets. Community members are encouraged to drive for the conditions and avoid unnecessary travel.

Property owners are also reminded of the City’s snow and ice removal requirements for sidewalks adjacent to their property: https://cityofeastlansing.com/340/Snow-Removal-Ordinance. Snow that accumulates before noon on a sidewalk must be cleared by midnight the same day and snow that accumulates after noon on a sidewalk must be cleared by midnight of the following day. For snow showers that occur on more than one consecutive day, snow must be cleared by the above stated times or within 48 hours after the first snowfall began, whichever is sooner. Ice should be cleared or an abrasive (salt, sand, etc.) should be applied within 12 hours of formation.

City of East Lansing officials will be continuously monitoring the weather forecasts/conditions and will provide updates as necessary. To stay up-to-date on all weather-related alerts and advisories, community members are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts from the City of East Lansing and Ingham County: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/172/Sign-Up-for-Emergency-Alerts. Community members should call 911 in the event of an emergency.  

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