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Posted on: March 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City facilities to close at 3 p.m. Friday due to inclement weather

A severe winter weather alert image for the City of Battle Creek.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — All City of Battle Creek facilities will close early, at 3 p.m., Friday, March 3, due to inclement weather from a significant winter weather event.

Important information regarding this early closure includes:

  • All city facilities will close early at 3 p.m.

  • Full Blast Recreation Center will close early at 3 p.m.


  • Battle Creek Transit services will continue to operate until 7 p.m., or as long as weather permits. We will share any updates to changes in Transit services.
    1. You can sign up for Transit-specific alerts at, in the Alert Center category.
    2. As always, for help planning your trip, call Transit at 269-966-3474. 


  • Republic Services will continue to operate normal services. We will share any updates if the weather requires Republic to delay service.
    1. To receive garbage/recycling-specific alerts, visit and sign up for email and/or text alerts under the Alert Center category.
    2. Call Republic with specific questions at 269-216-8008.

In addition, the city’s Field Services division plans to have snow plows running throughout the winter weather event, beginning today and into Saturday, March 4. Please remember that state routes and major roads are the first priority for snow plowing. Crews will move back and forth between major roads and neighborhood streets as much as necessary.

You can follow city news and information, in a variety of ways: 

  • Our website, You can sign up for a variety of email and/or text notifications at  
  • Opt-in by text for city news and alerts. Text BCNEWS in one text, and BCALERTS in another to 844-673-7474. Phone plan fees may apply.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and contributions to keeping the community safe through this winter weather.


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