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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City offers tips ahead of Christmas weekend snow storm

White snow plows lined up next to each other, with part of building in the background

Happy Wednesday, neighbors. We have a pre-emptive Snowtification here, as we all prepare for a major winter storm this weekend.
Graphics have the most recent information from the US National Weather Service Grand Rapids Michigan ... follow them for updates as the week progresses. Take a look, and try to plan around the worst of the forecast as much as possible.
Some notes and reminders from us to you...
❄ Please start planning now to move your car off of street parking Thursday night and through the weekend. We do not have winter parking rules, but it is possible we will issue a snow emergency for the weekend, which means we need all cars off the streets so plows can get through. We should know more later today or tomorrow.
❄ Related to plowing, please remember that state routes and major roads are priority 1. We try to get into the neighborhoods as quickly as possible, but plows may need to leave and come back multiple times, depending on weather conditions throughout the weekend.
❄ Consider keeping your devices fully charged, and check emergency food and water supplies in case of power outages.
❄ If you planned to travel on the days with the most severe weather, consider changing your plans, or at least give yourself plenty of extra time.
❄ Please remove your street basketball hoops if you have one out. Public Works and Police are working together on these, and police may try to contact you, or just move them out of the street. Please be aware that you could receive a ticket for this.
Please stay safe this weekend, and enjoy the holidays if you celebrate.

National Weather Service timeline of winter storm, with the worst expected Friday, Dec. 23.

National Weather Service information about winter storm - up to 17 inches of snow, blizzard, cold.

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