In anticipation of more ice and snow through Thursday, the city declares a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. today.
In a snow emergency, parking on all city streets is prohibited, so our snow plow crews can clear roads as quickly and completely as possible.
This snow emergency is in effect until further notice. We will send more information when we believe it is safe to lift the emergency. As of this morning, the National Weather Service out of Grand Rapids was forecasting a wintry mix overnight tonight, then 3-7” of snow for Battle Creek by late Thursday.
City buildings will stay open as usual the rest of this week.
- Neighbors parked on the streets have 24 hours to move their vehicles – until 6 p.m. tomorrow – Thursday, Feb. 17. After that, Battle Creek Police will work to make contact with the registered owners of vehicles still on the streets. Police will have vehicles towed as a last resort.
- As of this writing, Battle Creek Transit will continue running their regular bus routes, Tele-Transit, and BCGo services. Please stay tuned to our various information channels for any updates, should they have to make changes.
- You can sign up directly for Transit alerts at battlecreekmi.gov/notify. Choose text and/or email notifications under the Alert Center category.
- You can also opt into text only alerts. Text BCALERTS to 844-673-7474 (phone plan fees may apply).
- Republic Services will work with our Public Works team to run their regular garbage and recycling routes. At this time, please put your carts out on your regular day. Make sure you place your carts/bags up on the curb, and/or off the street.
- If Republic must change course because of the weather, please watch local media, the city’s website and social media, and our alert systems for updates.
- To receive various alerts, text BCALERTS to 844-673-7474 to opt in (phone plan fees may apply).
- To receive garbage/recycling-specific alerts, visit battlecreekmi.gov/notifyme and sign up for email and/or text alerts under the Alert Center category.