The City of Battle Creek will close all city facilities at 1 p.m. today, and will remain closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to the continued winter weather and extremely low temperatures.
All city plow trucks are out today, working to get through local streets as much as possible before the temperature drops further. We urge everyone with driveways to clear those today, so you can remain inside on Wednesday.
Please also move your vehicle off the street when possible, and stay off the roads if you can. We wish everyone a safe week, and appreciate everyone’s help in keeping our snow operations running smoothly.
Please also note the following:
- Full Blast recreation facilities, 35 Hamblin Ave., also will close at 1 p.m. today and remain closed tomorrow.
- Battle Creek Transit will continue regular operations for the rest of today, but will cancel both bus and Tele-Transit service on Wednesday. Buses originally were set to transport folks in need, however, see the point below about Fire and Police assistance. Those with additional questions about resources can call 211.
- Activating today are the day and night warming shelters for those who need to get out of the cold. First Congregational Church, 145 Capital Ave. NE, is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Thursday, with a meal at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Kingdom Builders World Wide, 50 Spencer St., will be open overnight from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. tonight and Wednesday night.
- Battle Creek Fire Stations 1-6 will open 24 hours today through Thursday as temporary warming stations. Police officers will transport those in need to designated shelters. Police also will provide safety checks to anyone they see walking. The Police Department lobby, 34 N. Division St., will remain open and monitored 24 hours today through Thursday, to welcome anyone in from the cold.
- The Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic has four kennels available for homeless neighbors who need to house their animals. They will be open for this from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. now until Friday. Outside of those hours, Battle Creek Animal Control will transport these animals to the Calhoun County Animal Center, also until Friday. Both of these services are available at no cost. Call 269-781-0911 to reach Animal Control.
- Animal Control officers urge neighbors to keep your animals inside, out of the elements this week. If they see pets outside this week, they will attempt to make contact with the owner to move them inside. If they are not able to make contact, officers will do everything possible to take pets left outside to the Animal Center, 165 Union St. S.